From left: 1st Runner Up N. Amarapadma, Winner B.A. Sanjeewa, SLG Manager Finance Duminda De Zoysa, SLG Hon. Secretary Nishan Navaratne, SL Army Diyatalawa Golf Course Captain Tissa Kumara, and 2nd Runner Up G.P. Sisira Kumara
- LECTRA Sri Lanka Golf Grand-Prix 2019 April Edition
The excellent golf continued in to the final round of the LECTRA Sri Lanka Golf April Grand-Prix and after a tense tussle between the leading ‘duo’ B.A. Sanjeewa fired another 7 under Par 63 for a 4 round total 22 under par, just 1 stroke ahead of Amarapadma who had to settle for the Runner-up place, despite another splendid 5 under par 65 for a 4 round 21 under par total.
Sisira Kumara not to be outdone also fired a Gross 65, playing in the leading ‘flight’, but had to be content with 3rd place on 13 under-par, aggregate for the Tournament.
R. Sureshan 4th place, J.M.D. Indika 5th, Sampath Kelum 6th and Navinda Ranga 7th completed the top ‘seven’ who were all ‘Under-Par’ aggregate after 4 rounds, which is a spectacular performance. The Par 70, physically challenging, endurance testing, tight, undulating, Diyatalawa Golf Course, well maintained and nestled in mountainous terrain was extremely challenging mentally and physically and the performance of the Sri Lanka National Players is a credit to the Sri Lanka Golf administration, with the dedicated Honorary Secretary Nishan Navaratne conducting the April LECTRA Sri Lanka Golf Grand-Prix in difficult circumstances and tough conditions.
Vinoth Kumar from NEGC and J.K. Januka Dilshan, Captain of the Sri Lanka Junior National team 2017, tied in 8th place on 281, 1 over Par for the 4 Rounds. M.H. Chalitha Pushpika secured the 10th spot, relegating the reigning Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Champion M.U. Chanaka Perera, from whom better was expected. The other youngster who shone at the Sri Lanka Amateur Championship U.A. Ranasinghe also disappointed ending in 16th position, unable to adopt to the conditions.
Junior Champ Dhuwarshan from Nuwara Eliya Golf Club finished in 14th place , whilst Haroon Aslam the great Junior prospect from Victoria Golf and Country Resort had a disastrous closing round of 85 to slip down several places to 17th out of the 21 players who made the ‘Cut-off’.
Notwithstanding, 3 golfers played each of the 4 rounds under par and a special encouragement award has being implemented by the Sri Lanka Golf Union initiated by the Treasurer Sri Lanka Golf Sudath Kumara. B.A. Sanjeewa, N. Amarapadma and J.M.D. Indika received the special prizes from Capt. Tissa Kumara representative of the Army Diyatalawa Golf Club.
The excellent LECTRA April Sri Lanka Golf Grand-Prix, sponsored by Apparel Technologies, member of the Bobbin Group, concluded at the Army Diyatalawa Golf Course, followed by a brief prize giving attended by Nishan Navaratne Honorary Secretary Sri Lanka Golf, Duminda De Soysa Manager Finance Sri Lanka Golf and Capt. Tissa Kumara, representatives of the Army Golf Club Diyatalawa. The Honorary Secretary acknowledged the support of Apparel Technologies by Bobbin, the generous sponsors of LECTRA Sri Lanka Golf 2019, promoting the development of Sri Lanka Amateur Golf.