HNB Sponsors Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament Dr. Scarth and Niloo Jayathilake clinch top awards

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By 2018-01-21

Dr. John Scarth and Niloo Jayathilake emerged winners in the men's and women's categories at the HNB Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament held at the RCGC golf course on 14 January.

Dr. John Scarth clinched the overall champions' trophy in the men's category with an aggregate net score over of 135 over the two days while G. K. Sudath Kumar emerged runner-up with a net score of 138 points. Kapila Dandeniya was adjudged the top HNB customer winner with the best aggregate net score (138) and Prashan Peiris was the runner-up with 139 points. Several women who are full members of RCGC competed in the Silver Division, with a handicap between 0 and 20 and Bronze Division, with a handicap between 21 and 36. In the Silver Division, Niloo Jayathilake clinched the winner's title with 38 points and Usha de Silva secured the runner-up title with 37 points. Ladies Bronze Division winner was Eliane Sterchi with (43) the runner-up was Fran de Mel (30). Niloo Jayathilake was the overall winner in the women's category with 26 gross points over the two days. Over 200 enthusiastic golfers participated at this HNB Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament that was sponsored for the 10th consecutive year. The competition also saw a men's Stableford Tournament, which consisted of five categories: Division A (Handicap 0-9), Division B (Handicap 10-18), Division C (Handicap 19-28), Seniors Division and Masters Division. Dr. John Scarth won the Division A with 44 points and Ronan Hall earned 39 points to be the runner-up. Division B winner was Janaka Tebuwana and the runner-up was Anura Balasuriya. In Division C, Somanath Fernando scored 37 points to secure the winner's title while A.I. Gooneratne was the runner-up with 37 points.

In the Masters Division, Kumar Boralessa was the winner and A.S. Amarasooriya was the runner-up. Lakshman de Silva was the winner in the Seniors Division (41 points) and Surath Wickramasinghe who secured 37 points was the runner-up. Lakshman de Silva also won the overall highest Stableford HNB customer award at the tournament.

The two-day tournament concluded with a gala function where Jonathan Alles, Managing Director/CEO of HNB addressed the participants and the guests.




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