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Junior golfers to be fully baked

Gihan Perera (left) CEO, P & S, Air Chief Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama President Sri Lanka Golf and Ruvini Kariyawasan, Corporate Affairs Manager, P & S during the handing over of the sponsorship cheque
Gihan Perera (left) CEO, P & S, Air Chief Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama President Sri Lanka Golf and Ruvini Kariyawasan, Corporate Affairs Manager, P & S during the handing over of the sponsorship cheque

Junior golfers in Sri Lanka are making vast strides and improving by leaps and bounds through the efforts of Sri Lanka Golf who are conducting tournaments to keep them abreast with the game.

They are exposed to competitive games every month with the support of various sponsors.

The latest tournament to be organized will be the Sri Lanka Junior Match-play golf championship for the Rukmini Kodagoda Trophy that will be played over four days beginning April 8. The venue will be the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) where many leading golfers in Asia began their career.

This tournament is sponsored by her family business, the famous Perera and Sons Bakers Limited, which is a fitting tribute to Rukmini.

She was a lady of charismatic personality who played golf and tennis at national level. This tournament will follow the lines of match-play format that pitches one player against another to decide the winner. This allows a player to gauge his skills and ability to overcome his opponent one at a time.

The players will compete in four Age Categories of Gold Division (15-18 years), Silver (12–14 years), Bronze (10-11 years) and Copper for those nine years and under.

Vinod Weerasinghe who won the boys division will not be there to defend his title while Taniya Balasuriya will defend her title.

However, the overall winner will carry away the Rukmini Kodagoda Challenge Trophy in the boys and girls categories.

“P and S is delighted once again to support the junior golfers by creating a competitive platform for them to showcase their talent. Success in tournaments of this nature will be the stepping stone for international competition,” said Gihan Perera the CEO and Managing Director of P & S. (TBR)

 

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