Mithun, Anura going great guns in Malaysia

The Sri Lankan Professional duo of Mithun and Anura Rohana continue to do well in the Indian and Asian Tour with Mithun earning more invitations to participate in Asian Tour Tournaments with his high ranking finishes and his standing in the Ranking table.

Meanwhile Nadarajah Thangaraja has steadily climbed the World Amateur Golf Rankings after his back to back Wins in Delhi, India and Lahore, Pakistan and is currently Ranked 84th best Amateur in the World. The Sri Lankan 'Two-Man' team comprising N. Thangaraja and N. Ranga are currently in Malaysia participating in the 110th Malaysian Amateur Open Golf Championship 2012,played at the challenging 72 par Glenmarie Golf & Country Club. A very competitive field of 122 Amateur Golfers from 13 Countries participated.


Anura Rohana

Mithun Perera

The first two rounds saw the team event worked off concurrently with the individual Open Championship. The home team advantage gave the Malaysian two man team a clear victory by 5 strokes with an aggregate 3 under par 281, from Indonesia and Thailand who were tied in second place on a total of 286 a 2 Round aggregate of the two member team. The strong Indian and Australian Teams followed in 4th & 5th place respectively on 289 & 290.Singapore, Phillipines, Bangladesh finished in 6th,7th,8th with Sri Lanka securing 9th place on 300.Taiwan,Pakistan, Brunei followed with Bahrain in last place on 324.

In the individual Open Championship 2012,Gavin Green the local star, shot a brilliant 7 under par second round to lead the field by 3 strokes from Poom Saksansin of Thailand a clear second on 4 under par. Two strokes behind the 'Thai' in second place is the trio of Khalin H Joshi (India),Chan Tuck Soon(Malaysia) and the Australian Oliver Goss all on 2 under par. The Indonesian pair of Jordan Surya Irowan and Rinaldi Adiyandon were in joint 6th place at 1 under par. The Sri Lankan duo of Thangaraja and Ranga qualified for the final two rounds, making the cut-off of 63 players going through to the final two rounds over the week-end out of the 122 participants. Thangaraja is currently in joint 13th place on 3 over par, 10 strokes behind the leader. Ranga is lying in 39th place out of the 63 Amateurs through to the final two rounds. 'Raja' is playing with a great deal of confidence and usually finishes with a flourish and Manager on Tour, President SLGU Ana Punchihewa believes he will get a lot closer and further consolidate his position in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

The World Amateur Rankings describe an accurate picture of the high standard of World Amateur Golf with the Top 4 in the Rankings from the United States of America and another two Americans ranked 7th & 10th.The other four spots in the Top Ten Amateur Ranking have been secured by Golfers from Japan, Australia, Netherlands and the Republic of South Africa. The very competitive Amateur Golf played all over the World has nominated Amateur Tournaments which carry points and accumulated totals determine the overall Rankings.

The active and energetic Lady Golfers have done themselves proud by preparing the ground for a famous take-off with a 'Good Team' in place scheduled to take office in early June. The Ladies have always been the cynosure of all eyes and 'envy' of the Men at the Royal Colombo. The grace, colour and spice has no equal among the men and the Lady Golfers at the RCGC will always be an integral part of the game played at the 'Ridgeways Golf Links' for many more years to come.

The Lady support and partnership in the development at the Junior level is something that has made a difference and will always in the future too! A Junior Tournament too is in the offing and as we all know the future hopes and aspirations of Golfing prowess lies in the hands of the Youth.

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