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Softlogic Holdings clinch Shakespeare Shield

Niloo and Dihan in winning combination
Niloo Jayathilaka (on left) and Dilhan Dedigama (on right) receiving their awards
Niloo Jayathilaka (on left) and Dilhan Dedigama (on right) receiving their awards

Niloo Jayathilake and Dihan Dedigama of Softlogic Holdings two well-known figures in Sri Lanka’s capital markets displayed their skill on the golf course representing Softlogic Holdings PLC combining well together and holding their nerve to win the title in a thrilling finish this year against stiff competition at the Royal Colombo golf club recently.

The Shakespeare Shield the single most prestigious Golfing Tournament for Corporate Organizations in the Royal Colombo Golf Club, has being a Board Event for over 100 years. The tournament is so named after W. Shakespeare, a former Chairman of Carson Cumberbatch PLC, who was elected to the RCGC Committee in 1908. It was he who initiated the first ‘Foursomes Competition’ exclusively for private companies, banks and state institutions.

The tournament played in the Foursome Stable-ford format , created much competition this year with 18 teams in the fray, carrying the flag of leading corporate Institutions. Softlogic Holdings PLC finally capturing the title in a thrilling count-back of the score defeating Senok Air Cargo, tied on 34 points.

Niloo Jayathilke (9) & Dihan Dedigama (16) of Softlogic Holdings pipped the partnership of Andy Anderson (15) & Gerard Fernando (13) of Senok on a better back nine count, having been locked together on 34 stableford points. Niloo Jayatilaka remains the only female to have won this 108 year old corporate board event of the royal Colombo golf club an event which until recently had been dominated by males. Sri Lankan Airlines represented by two Senior Captains Milinda Ratnayake & Navin De Silva were placed 3rd with 33 points edging out Roshan Silva & K D Seelanatha Kuruppu of You Cabs (Pvt) Ltd on a count-back tied on 33 points.

RESULTS AT A GLANCE – SHAKESPEARE SHIELD 2019

WINNERS:

Niloo Jayathilaka & Dihan D Dedigama (Softlogic Holdings PLC ) – 34 Points (count-back bb9)

RUNNERS-UP

Andy Anderson & Gerard Fernando (Senok Air Cargo (Pvt) LTD 34 Points

3rd Place:

Sri Lankan Airlines – Milinda Ratnayake & Navin De Silva 33 Points (Count-back bb9) 


 

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