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2018 Sri Lanka Junior Open Golf Championship

Taniya and Vinod take the lead

The Sri Lanka Junior Open Golf Championship 2018, sponsored for the 11th consecutive year by Prima Sunrise bread got off to a steady start with Taniya Minel Balasuriya returning the days’ best score of 72, even par on the RCGC ladies

score card, eight strokes clear of Kayla Perera in the Girls Championship 2018. The Girls championship includes the Gold and Silver divisions to determine the Girls Junior Open Champion. Vinod Weerasinghe‘s 2 over par 73, secured a four stroke lead in the Boys Junior Open Championship, from Haroon Aslam(Victoria Golf & Country Resort-VGCR)on 77 a further three strokes clear of Dhuwarshan of Nuwara Eliya Golf Club(NEGC).

In the Silver Division Boys category Nirekh Tejwani held a three stroke lead over Yannik Kumara and K Dhanushan, giving a strong indication of a very close tense finish to the Silver Division over 3 rounds of competitive Golf.

The Bronze Division for 10 – 11+ year olds, Shanel Binuksha’s 74, led the field with the trio of Kaya Daluwatte, Kvahn Tejwani and Reshan Algama tied in joint second place just one stroke behind the Round 1 leader. The Bronze division promises to be a very tight competition to the very end and it appears that Kaya is continuing to hold her own against the Boys and will definitely push the boys’ for Bronze title.

The Copper division for 9 year olds & under also promised to be closely contested with C. Dharaniyan from NEGC, holding a slender 1 stroke lead from Varun Fernando, whilst Kehsav Algama and T Deshan are in joint third place another one stroke behind and Thejas Rathis Kanth completing the top five just another stroke away.

Prima Sunrise bread has supported Junior Golf over the last decade and commenced the next decade continuing to promote Junior Golf conducting the Junior Open Golf Championship at the RCGC for the 11th consecutive year. The Junior Open Golf Championship will be played over 3 Rounds and the awards ceremony will take place today at the Royal Colombo Golf Club.

Leader board after Round 1

Junior Open Golf Championship 2018 Girls Gold & Silver Division

72 – Taniya Minel Balasuriya (RCGC), 80 – Kayla Perera (RCGC), 84 – Sherin Mithara Balasuriya (RCGC), 90 – Arika Wickramasinghe (RCGC)

Junior Open Golf Championship 2018 – Boys Gold Division

73 – Vinod Weerasinghe (RCGC), 77 – Haroon Aslam (VGCR), 80 – S. Dhuwarshan (NEGC), 85 – Himal Randima (RCGC), 86 – P A Dimuthu (RCGC), 87 – S D S Dilshan (RCGC), 88 – Dilshan Malinda (RCGC)

Junior Open Golf Championship 2018 – Silver Division Boys (12-14+ years)

78 – Nirekh Tejwani (RCGC), 81 – Yannik Kumara (RCGC), K. Dhanushan (RCGC), 83 – Levon Niyarepola (RCGC)

Junior Open Golf Championship 2018 – Bronze Division– Boys & Girls (10-11+ years)

74 – N W G Shanel Binuksha (RCGC), 75 – Kaya Daluwatte (RCGC), Kvahn Tejwani (RCGC), Reshan Algama(RCGC)

Junior Open Golf Championship 2018 - Copper Division – Boys & Girls (09 years & under) (09 holes, per round)

43 – C. Dharaniyan (NEGC), 44 – Varun Fernando (RCGC), 45 – Keshav Algama (RCGC) T, Deshan (RCGC), 46 -0 Thjas Rakis Kanth (RCGC)


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