Sixteen-year-old Darren Hall led the 50-strong competitor pool at the inaugural NDB Wealth Junior Masters golf tournament, emerged as its first overall winner. In addition to taking possession of the coveted NDB Wealth Challenge Trophy, held on 14th August at the Royal Colombo Golf Club course, he also walked away with the Gold under-18 Division title and a substantial prize, a NDB Wealth account valued at Rs. 100,000 which could potentially set him up for a professional run in the sport in years to come.
The NDB Wealth Junior Masters tournament also saw wins by Taniya Minel in the Silver under-15 Division, and Yannik Kumara in the Bronze under-11 Division, with each also rewarded a hefty, Rs. 100,000 NDB Wealth accounts. In addition, each of the tournament’s 50 participants also received a Rs. 5,000 NDB Wealth account for just taking part.
“We would like to congratulate Darren Hall on his exemplary score, his exciting performance will undoubtedly help further energise junior golf in Sri Lanka. When you play competitive golf, you need to focus on core elements such as commitment, planning, foresight, calculation and ambition; unsurprisingly these are also the hallmarks of exemplary financial planning. As such, we feel that golf, as well as other sports of a similar calibre and mindset, best fits with the NDB Wealth brand. It allows both players and their families a better understanding of our diverse range of financial planning options, which in turn provides them with immeasurable opportunities for the future,” said Prabodha Samarasekera NDB Wealth CEO.