The country’s leading amateur golfer, Mithun Perera has opted to turn professional after earning a full card from the final qualifying stage of the Qualifying School for the Aircel Professional Golf Tour India (PGTI) season.
He came in second overall, scoring a total of 286, just a single point adrift of Australian Blair Wilson, to clinch a full card along with 39 other players. “I have spent a lot of years playing as an Amateur so I am looking forward to going Pro. I know I will have to play really well because the players are much tougher and there are 24 tournaments in the year,” Mithun revealed.
Mithun said he looks forward to the opportunity of gaining more experience and adding to his repertoire of strokes as he progresses through the tour. One of the aspects of his game he says needs to be worked on further is his physical fitness.
“I am confident I can do well as a Pro and I will try to do my best to win. I want to thank the Royal Colombo Golf Club and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, where I work, for all the support they have given me throughout my amateur career,” he said.