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Golf to hole in school talent

The winners of last year’s tournament, Levon Niyarepola (left), Nirekh Tejwani, Taniya Minel Balasuriya and KvahnTejwani
The winners of last year’s tournament, Levon Niyarepola (left), Nirekh Tejwani, Taniya Minel Balasuriya and KvahnTejwani

Sri Lanka’s most popular junior golf tournament for 2018, sponsored by NDB Wealth, will add a new segment to the tournament with the introduction of schools.

Re-branded as the NDB Private Wealth Junior Masters Golf Championship, registrations for the tournament are currently open.

The tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the historic Royal Colombo Golf Course (RCGC). Students from National, Private or International schools will be eligible to contest.

There will be a Team Event where schools can field a team of two players below 19 years. A school can field more than one team. Team pairings can be two girls, two boys or one girl and one boy where all will play 18 holes. Playing tee markers will be as per the Senior or Junior Individual Events and the winner of the schools team event will have the lowest team aggregate score.

The Individual Event is being narrowed down to Senior and Junior Divisions, which are further broken down into boys and girls. This enables participants to compete for trophies, certificates and prizes in the Senior Division for over 12 years and below 19 years: Boys winner, boys first runner-up, boys second runner-up, girls winner, girls first runner-up and girls second runner-up are on offer.

In the Junior Division (under 12 years) golfers will fight it out for trophies, certificates and prizes that covers winners and runner-up for both boys and girls.

“With a revitalized mission that has added schools to the mix we hope to propel the sport of junior golf to greater heights across Sri Lanka. In its fourth year the re-branded NDB Private Wealth Junior Masters Golf Championship encourages planning, foresight, calculation and competition, which are vital skills seen in both exemplary financial planners and the best golfers”, said Prabodha Samarasekera, the CEO of NDB Wealth.

 

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