Ten young foreign golfers are expected to participate at the Sri Lanka Junior Open Golf Championship that will tee off at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) course from December 20 to 22. Practice will be allowed on December 18 and 19 for the youngsters.
Prima the leading nutrition company once again has come forward to sponsor the event for the 15th year running.
The Sri Lanka Junior Open is the established benchmark for the world amateur golf ranking (WAGR) for junior golfers. The winner of this championship will be crowned the National Junior Champion in both boys’ and girls’ categories.
The tournament will be conducted in the age categories of Open/Gold division for boys and girls 15 to 18 years, Silver division in the age group of 13 to 14 years Bronze division for boys and girls in the age group of 11 to 12 years and the Copper division for those in the 10 years and under.
“As the long standing partner in supporting junior golf in Sri Lanka, we are pleased to sponsor the Junior Open Golf tournament once again. As the most important tournament for young and upcoming golfers in the country, we look forward to some high standard golf this year as well,” said Sajith Gunaratne the General Manager of Ceylon Agro Industries, Prima Group of Sri Lanka.
“Sri Lanka golf is extremely grateful for the support and partnership we have had over these past 15 years with Prima. It is clearly a ‘Prima Sunrise’ event in our National golfing calendar, which is a much looked forward event by the junior golfers,” said Ranil Pieris president of Sri Lanka Golf.
Prima’s continuous involvement with Sri Lanka Golf has helped foster an environment where young talents like Reshan Algama, Kaya Daluwatta, Adithya Weerasinghe, Jevahn Sathasivam, Kumar Dhanushan, Vinuda Weerasinghe, Rathis Kanth brothers and Sherin Balasuriya are a few who have displayed their talent on the course to become role models among the youngsters.
“The sponsorship has not only provided financial backing but has also contributed to the overall growth and professionalism of the sport.
“With the long standing partnership with Prima we have been able to take competition to other parts of Sri Lanka in the format of creating Regional Junior Opens. This year we will make the three-day events to enable juniors to earn World Ranking points,” said Niloo Jayatilake the Chairperson of Junior Development Committee of Sri Lanka Golf.