VINOD WEERASINGHE SHOOTS 3 UNDER PAR TO STORM IN TO A CLEAR LEAD IN THE PRIMA SUNRISE JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD DIVISION BOYS
The Sri Lanka Junior Golf Championship, the fitting finale to the junior calendar 2017 entered the second round of the feature junior national championship, sponsored by PRIMA Sunrise Bread, for the 10th consecutive year. The standard of junior golf has improved tremendously with the intense competition bringing out the best in the future stars of Sri Lanka.
Vinod Weersainghe opened the Championship with an amazing round of six birdies, eight bogeys to end the 1st round on 2 over par 73. However, Vinod shot a bogey free round studded with three birdies on the 7th, 9th & 12th to return a well composed 3 under par 68, to extend his lead to 10 strokes in the Boys Gold Division Age Group category, comfortably placed going in to the final round on Friday morning. Armand Flamer Caldera returned a one over par 72, to take second place on 151, behind Vinod. Darren Hall’s 81, placed him in 3rd place a further six strokes adrift.
In the Girls’ Gold & Silver Division combined, a total of 09 participants are in the fray with the ‘Titanic’ battle for victory reaching a climax in the final round, the joint leaders after round one, locked in battle tied at 144, Even Par over 2 rounds. Both Taniya Minel & Kayla Perera, returned 1 over par, 73 cards, producing excellent Golf through-out. Taniya Minel opened the 2nd round with a birdie on the 1st hole, made bogey on the 3rd & 9th to take the turn at 1 over par, birdied 15th to be Even Par but missed the green on the 16th and made bogey to finish with 2 pars on 73. In contrast Kayla Perera ‘fired’ five birdies on the 3rd, 9th, 11th, 14th 15th and finished with 02 pars, having made 02 double bogeys on the 2nd & 5th, 02 bogeys on the 6th & 12th, to display great resolve and brilliant Golf to share the lead with Taniya in the Girls’ Gold & Silver Division. The stage is set for a tremendous battle and a ‘tight finish’ to the line, as they play ‘head-to-head’ in the final round at the Royal Colombo Golf Club Ridgeways. The joint leaders are lying on 144, Even Par for the Ladies Stroke Index, 40 strokes ahead of 3rd placed Inam Sangani.
S. Duwarshan, of Nuwara Eliya Golf Club returned a 76 to establish a three stroke lead from T. Vikash in the Silver Division Boys Age Group Category, 12 – 14+. Haroon Aslam of VGCR, Levon Niyarepola and K. Danushan were locked in close behind the leading duo.
Shanal Binushka, pulled further ahead in the Bronze Division playing only 14 holes, with a 2-round aggregate of 134, 14 strokes clear of Musa Shariff of VGCR and M. Lidurshan (NEGC) another One stroke away.
The Copper Division over 9 Holes per round also enters the final round with the promise of a close finish between Kaya Daluwatte on 86, Reshan Algama 89 and Kvahn Tejwani 91. The three leaders in the Copper Division 09 & under Age Group Category will be paired off together and another tight finish is expected.
The Final Round of Golf in the Sri Lanka Junior Golf Championship 2017, Sponsored by PRIMA SUNRISE BREAD for the 10th consecutive year promises great interest and thrilling Golf with the emergence of talent and star prospects for the future Golf in Sri Lanka. The Final Round Tees Off at 7.00 a.m. and will be followed by the prize giving at 1.30 p.m.
RESULTS & LEADER BOARD SRI LANKA JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 –
SPONSORED BY PRIMA SUNRISE BREAD
GOLD DIVISION BOYS:
141 – Vinod Weerasinghe 73, 68
151 – Armand Flamer Caldera 79, 72
157 – Darren Hall 76, 81
164 – Vihan De Alwis 80, 84
170 – S D S Dilshan 94, 76
GOLD & SILVER DIVISION COMBINED GIRLS:
144 – Taniya Minel Balasuriya (71, 73) Kayla Perera (71, 73)
184 – Iman sangani 91, 93
189 – Sherin Mithara 91, 98
SILVER DIVISION BOYS:
158 – S. Duwarshan (NEGC) 82, 76
161 – T. Vikash 83, 78
168 – Haroon Aslam (VGCR) 89, 79
169 – Levon Niyarepola 86, 83
170 – K. Danushan 86, 84
BRONZE DIVISION BOYS & GIRLS 10 -11+ YEARS – 14 HOLES
134 – N W G Shanal Binushka 64, 70
148 – Musa Shariff (VGCR) 75, 73
149 – M. Lidurshan (NEGC) 70, 79
158 – M S Sanjay (NEGC) 79, 79, Pranav Muralidaran 76, 82
COPPER DIVISION BOYS & GIRLS 09 & UNDER – 09 HOLES
86 – Kaya Daluwatte 42,44
89 – Reshan Algama 45,44
91 – Kvahn Tejwani 43, 48
96 – C. Dharaniyan (NEGC) 45, 51
97 – Keshav Algama 53, 44