Junior golfers with the guest of honour and other officials

G. Dhanaranjan, fresh from winning the Victoria Junior Open Championship, went on to win back to back tournaments by winning the Gold division of the Kandy Regional Junior open at the pictures Victoria Golf & Country Club on Sunday. A product of the Victoria Golf Club junior development squad faired brilliantly playing 3 under on the first day and 10 over par second day to close the tournament 7 over par.

The second leg saw sixty juniors compete for top honours played over two days under tough arid conditions.

T. Akash of Colombo took the runner-up position in the Gold division playing steady golf over the two rounds, behind the winner by 5 shots.

The Silver division was won by Taniya Minel, Bronze division by K. Dhanushan while Yannik Kumarathe divisional champion in Nuwara Eliya went on to win the Kandy regional in the most junior category the Copper division.

In the Bronze division the tussle was between Levon Niyerapola and K. Dhanushan. However Dhanushan showed maturity to win by 6 shots.

In the most junior category the Copper division stiff competition was evident. Yannik Kumara showed his class with scores of 34, 35 over 9 holes and went on to win the division. Closely followed by Nirekh Tejwani with scores of 35, 37 and Harish Kressive with scores of 35, 45.

The sponsor Prima Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd promoters of Prima Sunrise Bread was represented by Indika Dissanayake who was the guest of honour and awards were presented by Neroy Marso General Manager, Victoria Golf & Country Club and club professional Pathmanathan.

Gold Division (U-18)
1. G. Dhanaranjan 153, 2. T. Akash 158, 3. S. Sawmiyan 162, 4. S. Flamin 165.
Silver Division (U-15)
1. Taniya Minel 165, 2. Vinod Weerasinghe 172, 3. Iman Sangani 190, 4. Dilshan Malinda 193.
Bronze Division (U-12)
1. K. Dhanushan 187, 2. Levon Niyerapola 193, 3. T. Vikash 201, 4. Haroon Aslam 202.
Copper Division (U-10)
1. Yannik Kumara 69, 2. Nirekh Tejwani 72, 3. Harish Kressive 80.