Kandy Regional Junior Open Golf Championship will be played at the Victoria Golf and Country Club in Digana on August 6 and 7. Prima Sunrise Bread has come forward for the third consecutive year as the principle sponsor of this much-anticipated event, organised by the Sri Lanka Golf Union (SLGU).
Thus far over 50 entries have been received for the tournament, thanks to the growing popularity of the sport with the development programs being carried out by various golf clubs with the help of the SLGU. The tournament presents young golfers with a solid platform that could grant them the opportunity to take their careers as far as the international pitch. The tournament is open to both boys and girls under the age of 18 and is a prominent tournament in the golfing calendar and receives consideration in terms of national ranking points.
The event will be conducted according to four age group categories as follows; 15-17 years (Gold Division), 12-14 years (Silver Division), 10 -11 years (Bronze Division) and 9 years and under (Copper Division). The tournament is likely to see skilled players in the likes of Tania Balasuriya, K. Danushan, Dilshan Malinda, Kayla Perera, Hiruna Siegera, Levon Niyarepola, Vinod Weerasinghe, S. Flamin, S. Praveenraj, Nirekh Tejwani, Yannik Kumara, Mahisha Hirushan and Vikash Tangadore battle for the top spots in their respective age group category. The prize giving will be held on August 7 (Sunday).