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Golf: Chanaka Perera takes lead in Lectra GP at halfway mark

20 June 2019 - 55   - 0

The reigning Sri Lanka Amateur golf champion M.U. Chanaka Perera took the lead after the second round of the June Edition of the Lectra Grand Prix played at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club Course.

Chanaka, who was a joint leader after Round 1, annexed the lead by one stroke from B.A. Sanjeewa, N. Amarapadma and local golfer Vinoth Kumar. 

The conditions were pleasant but scoring was difficult the day’s best score was a 72 from J.M.D. Indika.

Youngster Januka Dilshan continued his consistency sharing fifth place with Indika, at the halfway mark of the four round June Edition of the Lectra Grand Prix.

The cutoff was implemented at 170, a relatively high score indicating the overall difficulty to score well. 

An encouraging feature was that juniors Haroon Aslam, S. Dhuwarshan and Abdulla made the cutoff despite several senior amateurs in the competitive field of 40 who faced the starter. 

The monthly conducted Lectra Grand Prix sponsored by Apparel Technologies, member of the Bobbin Group of Companies, qualifies for the WAGR – World Amateur Golf Rankings managed by the R&A, the world Governing body of Amateur Golf. 

The next two rounds seem well poised for an exciting close finish.

Lectra Grand Prix 2019 – June Edition – Standings after Round 2

1: M.U. Chanaka Perera - 145 (71, 74)

2: B. A. Sanjeewa - 146 (72, 74)

3: N. Amarapadma - 146 (72, 74)

4: B. Vinoth Kumar - 146 (71, 75)

5: J.M.D. Indika - 147 (75, 72)

6: J.K. Januka Dilshan - 147 (73, 74)

7: G.P. Sisira Kumara - 149 (72, 77)

8: N. Ranga - 150 (71, 79)

9: R.M.S. Rupasinghe - 152 (74, 78)

10: A. Dinesh - 155 (78, 77)

11: Sampath Kalum - 157 (84, 73)

12: G.I. Dilranga - 157 (78, 79)

13: G.M. Pradeep Kumara - 158 (84, 74)

14: Haroon Aslam - 158 (76, 82)

15: S. Dhuwarshan - 158 (75, 83)

16: H.G.C.P. Chathuranga - 162 (82, 80)

17: G.V.C. Udayanga - 165 (84, 81)

18: W.N. Waidyarathna - 166 (84, 82)

19: P.D.S.U. Kumara - 167 (83, 84)

20: N. Abdulla - 170 (91, 79)

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