Junior Masters golf set to attract boys and girls from Jaffna, Anuradhapura, N’Eliya | Sunday Observer

Junior Masters golf set to attract boys and girls from Jaffna, Anuradhapura, N’Eliya

A significant and overwhelming response is seen for Sri Lanka’s most popular junior golf tournament, the NDB Private Wealth Junior Masters Golf Championship which is to tee-off on October 25 at the Royal Colombo Golf Course (RCGC).

Last year’s winners Colombo International School represented by Reshan Algama and Kvahn Tejwani will look to defend the schools’ team event and there will be a strong challenge from British School and Ladies College.

Many national, private and international schools have already entered this year’s championship which is focusing on creating team competitiveness and encouraging participation at schools around the country..

Already the British School in Colombo, Ladies College, S. Thomas’ College, Colombo International School, St. Joseph’s College, St. Peter’s College, CMS Girls School, Royal College and Asian International School have registered. Many more schools especially from the outstations like Anuradhapura Central, Kilinochchi Central, Dehigaha Land School Hambantota and St. Xavier’s Nuwara Eliya are expected to enter.

Entries will close on October 21 and interested schools can contact Junior Sub Committee member Chandana Weerasinghe on 0777-306176 or email entries to [email protected]. Players can also apply via local clubs island-wide or by contacting Chandana at the Sri Lanka Golf office or emailing him at [email protected].

Schools are eligible field one or more teams of two players below 19 years. Team pairings can be two girls or two boys, one girl and and one boy where all will play 18 holes.

Junior golfers will compete for the following titles: Senior Division (over 12 years and below 19 years) - Boys Winner, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up and Girls Winner, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up. Junior Division (under 12 years) - Boys Winner, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up and Girls Winner, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up.

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