The 2nd Sri Lanka Inter-Club Golf Championship was worked off at the Victoria Golf & Country Resort, Digana, recently. Navy having taken to the game nearly five years ago was the surprise package to win the Sri Lanka Inter Club Challenge Shield in its’ 2nd year.
Navy fielded two teams and ‘Navy A’ triumphed by a clear 4 stable-ford points from “The Snipers” representing NEGC. A further 4 points in joint 3rd place were the “Red Dragons” of NEGC & ‘Navy B’. The Inter Club Challenge had 20 teams participating whilst there were 3 other private entry teams who participated in the Sri Lanka Golf Overall Challenge Trophy. Navy A won the Overall Trophy too. Eagles 2, representing the Sri Lanka Air Force earned joint 5th place with “The Warrior Wedges” playing, for the Inaugural Winners of the Challenge Shield VGCR.
The format was on Net stable-ford points, and each member Club entitled to nominate up to a maximum of 5 teams comprising 5 players each of which the best 4 scores counted.
With a total of 115 players participating in the Inter Club Championship, the individual events were closely-fought affair, and Ahalya Rajan, playing for VGCR won a return Air Ticket for her score of 41 points which was the best overall net stable-ford points score. Avinesh Nareshkumar, a promising youngster playing for the NEGC, won the Best Gross Stable-ford score with 34 points to also receive a Return Air Ticket to Kuala Lumpur from Sri Lankan Airlines.
There were special prizes on offer and Sumithra Ukwatte (RCGC) won the nearest to the Pin for the Ladies, whilst Louise Huxtable nee Parsons (VGCR) was the Longest Driver among the ladies. GVC Udayanga (Navy A) was the nearest to the Pin for the men while RMS Rupasinghe (Navy B) crowned himself as the longest hitter among the men.