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Mixed golf team wins Omega trophy

The winning team comprising Sheron Fernando (left), Sachin De Silva and Anusha Senadheera receive their prize from Rizwan Sahabdeen, Managing Director of Sifani Jewellers
The winning team comprising Sheron Fernando (left), Sachin De Silva and Anusha Senadheera receive their prize from Rizwan Sahabdeen, Managing Director of Sifani Jewellers

A team with a gross score of 58 and a nett score of 54.5 comprising Sachin de Silva, Anusha Senadheera and Sheron Fernando won the first place at the Omega Golf Trophy at a championship organised by the Royal Colombo Golf Club on January 26.

Another team with the likes of Rusi Captain, S Vairavanathan and Dr Manjula Karunaratne was placed second with a gross score of 60 and a nett score of 55.5 while the trio of Kamlesh Johnpillai, Kapila Dandeniya and Thusith Wijesinghe took third place.

According to the organisers of the event, the winners of the tournament will travel to Montana to witness and potentially participate in the grand final.

The Omega box challenge was won by Druvi Sirisena. A total of 46 teams, each with three players, took part in the tournament that consisted of two rounds of 23 teams playing in the format of a shotgun start 3-man scramble.

It gave each golfer in the team the chance to hit a drive (a long distance shot played from the tee box), have their results compared and repeat the process until the ball is holed for one team score.

The Omega Trophy is its own exclusive tournament licensed only to trusted partners around the world according to the RCGC.

According to the RCGC, in 2017 only six countries qualified to play for the trophy on their home turf and 970 participants vied for the title with seven box challenge winners emerging from the pack.

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