Sri Lanka Golf initiated the ranking tournaments to bring the nation’s top golfers up to speed to be in the best form to take part in the forthcoming International Tournaments which includes the Asian Games to be held in China later this year.
The ranking tournaments are open to both Amateur and Professional Golfers who will be in training to peak at the Asian Games in September 2022. The four-round tournament was held at the Nuwara Eliya Golf Course from 25th to 28th January had over 50 golfers teeing off.
Professional Anura Rohana excelled leading the pack each day returning impressive scores of 68,71,73 & 76 He was followed by R.K. Prabagaran (Professional from Nuwara Eliya) 71,73,77 & 71 , M.U.Chanaka Perera (Last 131st Sri Lanka Amateur championship Tournament winner)74,72,73 & 78,and Others who chased the leaders down were Vijitha Bandara (Professional from Kandy )coming at number 04 and Uchitha Akash Ranasinghe (Amateur)at 05.
Kaya Daluwatte came at the top in the Ladies Division with scores of 89,84,91 &80. Kaya is a better golfer than what the scores indicate, and much is expected from her in the next few Ranking Tournaments which will be held at the Nuwara eliya Golf Course and The Royal Colombo Golf Course shortly.
The National Squad, Development Squad, as well as the Emerging Squads, are in training to be in consideration for selection to represent the country at the forthcoming International Tournaments. Sri Lanka Golf is confident of medal prospects at the Asian Games and elaborate training in technical skills, physical and mental preparations are in place to make this a reality.