Chalitha Pushpika of the Sri Lanka Navy and Uchitha Ranasinghe from the Royal Colombo Golf Club have earned the prestigious opportunity to represent their country in the upcoming 119th Malaysian Amateur Open Golf Tournament. scheduled to take place from December 5 to 7, the event will commence at the Tiara Melaka Golf and Country Club in Malaysia.
The duo’s selection follows their outstanding performances in the recently concluded National Ranking Tournament at the Victoria Golf and Country Club last week. Their exceptional skill and prowess on the golf course have not only caught the attention of enthusiasts but have also secured them a coveted spot to compete on the international stage.
At 28 years old, Chalitha Pushpika currently holds the impressive third position in the Sri Lankan golf rankings. With an extensive record of 10 overseas tours, he and Uchitha Ranasinghe joined forces in a team event, securing the runner-up position in Pakistan earlier this year.
Uchitha Ranasinghe, a 27-year-old golfer and the son of golf legend Anura Rohana, concluded the November Ranking Tournament in the fourth position. This marks his fourth overseas golf tour, having previously participated in tours in Singapore three years ago, Thailand in 2022, and Pakistan earlier this year. Currently ranked as the fourth-best golfer in Sri Lanka, Uchitha
is set to make his mark on the Malaysian greens.
Post their participation in the Malaysian Amateur Open, Pushpika and Ranasinghe will continue their golfing journey by taking part in the Saujana Amateur Championship from December 13 to 15. The championship will be hosted at the Saujana Golf and Country Club, also situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
These upcoming tournaments present an exciting opportunity for these talented Sri Lankan golfers to showcase their skills and leave a lasting impression in the competitive field of amateur golf.