Vinod and Taniya win Junior golf titles

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By 2017-12-16

Vinod Weerasinghe and Taniya Balasuriya emerged the boy's and girl's champions respectively at the Sri Lanka Junior Golf Championship concluded at the Ridgeway Golf Course yesterday states a media release.

Vinod Weerasinghe's six over par 77 was enough to secure the title in the Boy's Gold Division, by nine strokes from Armand Flamer Caldera. In a field of 13 Gold Division juniors, Darren Hall finished 3rd a further 14 strokes behind the runner-up.
The Girl's Category combining the Gold & Silver Divisions saw a keen tussle to the very end between Taniya Minel Balasuriya and Kayla Perera. Both played tight games until Taniya made a double bogey on the 17th but just about held on to win by 2 strokes.
S. Duwarshan the 14 year old from Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, won the Boy's Silver Division comfortably by 15 strokes from Levon Niyarepola who improved in each round to return a 9 over par 80 in the final round.

Shanal Binushka won the Bronze Division by a wide margin of 22 strokes
Kaya Daluwatte captured the Copper Division Trophy extending her overnight lead to 4 strokes from stylish left-hand golfer Reshan Algama.

The championship was sponsored by Prima Sunrise Bread for the tenth year.
Sunil Leeniyagoda, Director/ Group Treasurer of the Prima Group Sri Lanka was Chief Guest at the prize presentation.

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