This year’s Sri Lanka Junior Open Golf Championship, which has the active sponsorship of ‘Prima Sunrise Bread’, will be held from Dec. 15th to 17th at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, morning play.
It is a tournament that is open to both boys and girls under the age of 18 and, has assumed a measure of importance in that it serves as a platform for the Sri Lanka Golf Union to identify potential talent to play at the national level. It is the most prestigious tournament for young golfers in Sri Lanka and over 60 players are expected to battle it out for top honours indicating the growing popularity of the sport.
Past champions at this tournament are Mithun Perera, Binupa Wijesinghe, Lalith Kumar and Tissa Chandradasa who have all gone on to become Sri Lanka’s top golfers. The defending champion is 14 year old Sachin De Silva of British School, Colombo.
It will be conducted according to the following age groups viz; age group 15-17 years (Gold Division) age group 11-14 years (Silver Division) and age group 10 years and under (Bronze Division).
The overall winner will be declared the Sri Lanka Junior National Golf Champion for the year 2010.
Prima has committed to sponsor this tournament for the third year running. They are building a long-term relationship in promoting the sport among youth and uplifting the standard of junior golf in Sri Lanka. This year’s tournament is likely to see the blossoming talents of Dhanika de Silva, Sachin De Silva, Vishal Jayasekera, Lochana Matthew and Nadine Jayaratne.