Golf: Sisira and Chalitha take slim lead at Pin Fernando GP

8 November 2017 - 21   - 0

In the penultimate Cat Solar Pin Fernando Grand Prix for 2017, shooting 3 under par 68 in tough wet and muddy conditions at the Royal Colombo Golf Course, Sisira Kumara and Chalitha Pushpika, finalist and semi-finalist respectively in the recently concluded 130th Amateur Championship of Sri Lanka, continued to show their form. 

Scoring well in rainy weather is never easy but the overall standard of golf has improved tremendously with little to choose from the top ten in the field. 

The current top ranked B.A. Sanjeewa, who just returned after a successful sojourn in New Zealand being the only Sri Lankan in a 3-man contingent to make the cut in the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship and finish a credible 53rd out of the best amateurs in Asia, could just about make it into the top 10 with a 2 over par 73.

However, with 3 more rounds to go it’s anybody’s game over the next three days, with past champion M. Amarapadma 1 stroke behind lurking in third place

Top 10 after Round 1 of Cat Solar Pin Fernando Grand Prix

T1: Sisira Kumara, ChalithaPushpika (68)

3: M. Amarapadma (69)

T4: Lamidu Rainika, Pradeep Kumara (70)

T6: N. Ranga, J.M.D. Indika (71)

8: U.A. Ranasinghe (72)

T10: B.A. Sanjeewa, Chanaka Perera (73)

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

Underworld figure shot dead by STF

Alleged key underworld figure Dadallage Manju has been shot dead by the Police Special Task Force (STF).  Manju had reportedly been ki...

23 February 2018 - Views : 125

Diyathalawa explosion: Army appoints five member committee

23 February 2018

SLAF Scouts hold dental clinic

23 February 2018

Lankan domestic aide who left Saudi 22-years ago to receive end-of-service benefits from sponsor

23 February 2018



Features & Analysis

Chinese New Year at Graze Kitchen 

The Hilton Colombo marked the seventh day of the Chinese New Year, Human day or ‘Renri’ on February 22 wi...

Get ready for Ironman 70.3 Colombo this weekend

The mega Ironman 70.3 Colombo competition, the first ever in South Asia, will see over 3000 athletes and their famili...

Legendary Wycliffe Gordon and His International All Stars to tour Sri Lanka

The legendary Wycliffe Gordon and His International All Stars will tour Sri Lanka February 24 to 28, staging per...

Head down to the Kala Pola this Sunday

The Silver Anniversary edition of Sri Lanka’s acclaimed open-air art fair, Kala Pola, will take place at Anan...