Ajmal Uwise wins Pin Fernando Trophy
Smart and eloquent, Kumar Boralessa paid massive tributes to the legend, the late W.P. Fernando, affectionately known as 'Pin', in whose memory a superbly organized and extremely well patronized tournament took place at the Ridgeways over the last week-end, lavishly sponsored by United Tractor & Equipment Co. Ltd., whose Chief Executive is his son, Priath Fernando. The Award Ceremony and cocktail session was a rousing success and well spent in a great spirit of warm friendliness. Attractive Sarita co-ordinated superbly.

Uwise wins trophy
14 handicapped Ajmal Uwise hits a helluva straight ball and mighty far too. He was in stunning form when in the finals he beat a strong field with a praiseworthy 68 to collect the handsome Pin Fernando Trophy, and a replica from great-grandmother superior, Pam Fernando. Ajmal celebrated at the expense of UTE. Primal Wijenayake, a dashing player of some class, came behind with 69, followed by Mohan Ratnayake who took nett par round which must have pleased him. Additionally, he was recognised with the best gross score.

There were several gymkhana and the winner's received their awards from Graham Lythgoe, Area Manager, Catepillar; attractive Druki Martenstyn and Priath Fernando. Narendra Wijemanne was exceptionally smart with a superbly compiled nett score of 39 points and Arshad Ahamad flashed a bright gross score of 30. J.J. Ambani picked 2 birdies to be recognised.

Sumedha excels
Strong and positive Sumedha struck a stunning drive of 350 yds to win the longest drive contest comfortably. Arshad Ahamed's winning streak was disturbed. C. Thurairajah's victory in the closest to the pin contest must have embarrassed him. Tony Nadarajah was beaming all evening demonstrating shot by shot his effort of collecting 4 sandies.

Old man River
Silver haired, well preserved Thiagalingam Nirmalalingam, was the oldest qualifier and he was amply rewarded, and young Suhayb Sangani, a very talented fella, was the youngest to impress.

Priath Fernando was eloquent at speech time and his dear mother, Pam, a shade emotional related the success of Pin's life as a golfer, gentleman and popular personality, which was fully endorsed, with an incessant round of applause.

Bringing up the rear, Stephen Griffin and Anoup Kundanmal moved into cracking centuries studded with visits to the ponds. Janak Hirdaramani was restless through both rounds. He has quickened his swing, which moves him faster to the drink.


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