British School in Colombo student 15-year-old Vinod Weerasinghe, played brilliant golf on the final day to catch up on four shots under tremendous pressure to take the coveted national title at the Sri Lanka Junior Open Golf Championship at the RCGC golf course on December 9. He shot 78, 79, and 74 over the three rounds, playing 18 over par.
Armand Flamer Caldera pipped Taniya Balasuriya on the last day score of gross 78, playing 22 over par over the three rounds to be runner–up. Taniya who was the overnight leader had to settle for third place in the age group category 15 – 17 years (Gold division) with 22 over par total score of 235 but losing on the last day’s card.
In the Silver division (age group category 12 – 14 years) playing 18 holes, Kayla Perera proved her class by winning the division by 18 shots over her closest rival with an aggregate score of 240. Dilshan Malinda took second place with an aggregate gross score of 258, closely followed by Dhuwarshan on total gross score of 259. a fine girl golfer.
In the Bronze Division Yannik Kumara outclassed Nirekh Tejwani to take a comfortable win by six shots with total score of 182. In fourth place was K. Danushan on 202.
The event was conducted by the Sri Lanka Golf Union, the national body for golf in Sri Lanka and sponsored by Prima Sunrise Bread. Shun Tien Shing – General Manager of Ceylon Agro Industries promoters of Prima Sunrise Bread gave away the main awards.
Gold Division (Age Group 15 – 17yrs)
1.Vinod Weerasinghe 231, 2. Armand Flamer Caldera 235. 3. Taniya Balasuriya 235
Silver Division (Age Group 12 – 14yrs)
1.Kayla Perera 240, 2. Dilshan Malinda 258, 3. Dhuwarshan 259.
Bronze Division (Age Group 10 – 11yrs)
1.Yannik Kumara 182, 2. NirekhTejwani 188, 3. Sherin Balasuriya 200.
Copper Division (Age Group 09 & under)
1.Shanal Binuksha 95, 2. KvahnTejwani 96, 3. Musa Shariff 107.