Top-ranked Kaewchareon from Thailand cruised through to the first semifinal brushing aside Husni Uwise from Sri Lanka in the quarterfinal clash. Second-ranked Namuangruk from Thailand defeated Harimohan Singh of India to secure his place in the second semifinal.
Meanwhile, Sisira Kumara held the lead throughout the game to sustain the challenge and overcome Tapendra Ghai from India to earn a semifinal meeting with Thailand’s Kaewchareon. Arumugam beat Amarapathma one up in a tight all-Sri Lankan encounter.
Earlier, Arumugam created a mild upset defeating the in-form Sanjeewa 3-2 in the second round.
Friday’s Golf at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort Golf Course will be an enthralling day, with the Sri Lanka Ladies Amateur Championship teeing-off at 7.30 a.m. with an all-Thailand Final taking centre stage. In the semifinal clash, top-ranked Apichaya Yubol beat Gurjot Badwal of India 2-1, with the Indian girl giving a determined performance. In the second semifinal M. Zeemakorn overpowered Taniya Minel of Sri Lanka who was in there up to the 11th hole, fighting tooth and nail. However, a missed birdie and a pushed tee shot allowed Zeemakorn to seal the match 4-3. Nonetheless, Taniya Minel’s performance in being the third best qualifier and defeating Anisha Padukone of India in the quarterfinal is very encouraging for Sri Lankan ladies golf.
129th Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship 2016 quarterfinal results:
S. Kaewchareon beat Husni Uwise 5-4
Sisira Kumara beat Tapendra Ghai 1 up
K. Namuangruk beat Harimohan Singh 7-6
M. Arumugam beat N. Amarapathma 1 up
Sri Lanka Ladies Amateur Golf Championship 2016 semifinal
Apichaya Yubol beat Gurjot Badwal 2-1
M. Zeemakorn beat Taniya Minel 4-3
F. B. De Mel Cup – Nett event semifinal
Sandiya Kumari beat Ijaz Parka (Pak) 1 up
Rimsha Ijaz (Pak) beat Pauline Morley 4-3