The Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links hosted the Commander’s Cup – 2017 Annual Golf Tournament which was concluded on January 14, 2017 in the picturesque settings of China Bay, close to the harbour city of Trincomalee.
The tournament, played under the ‘Handicap rules’ rules’, was open to all and started off at 8.30 am with the participation of 63 enthusiastic golfers.
Ronan Hall won the Commander’s Cup 2017 securing the highest marks in the Gents Division of 31points while Mrs. Shirani Duffin won the Ladies’ Trophy with a total score of 34 points. Anura Balasooriya was placed the runner-up of Gents Division with 29 points. Ravindra Sathyajith Wijegunaratne and Zeng Nanhai received awards for the longest drive and for the closest to the pin respectively in the Gents category, while Mrs. Sheron Hall and Mrs. Danny Hameed took the honours for the longest drive and the closest to the pin respectively in the ladies category.
The awards were given away at a gala awards night held at ‘Bay view’ restaurant of the Eagles’ Golf Links during the evening of the same day. The Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy was present on the links and at the evening’s awards night to watch the golfers in action and to give away the awards.
Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, Chief of Staff of SLAF Air Vice Marshal DLS Dias, Director Air Operations of SLAF and Chairman SLAF Golf Air Vice Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, Director Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering Air Vice Marshal JP Wanigatunge, Director Logistics of SLAF Air Vice Marshal HMSKB Kotakadeniya, and Commandant SLAF Academy China Bay Air Vice Marshal PDKT Jayasinghe also participated in the tournament.