Sri Lanka’a leading amateur golfer at present B. A. Sanjeewa, clearly dominated the Pin Fernando Grand Prix 2017, October edition with some scintillating golf over the 3 round 54 holes event, powered by CAT SOLAR.
Sanjeewa fired a 7 under par 1st round, followed by a 5 under par 2nd round and closed the October edition with an emphatic 1
0 under par, 3 round total, winning by 4 strokes from the consistent J M D Indika who returned three 2 under par rounds to secure the runner-up berth. Sanjeewa stretched his Grand Prix monthly edition wins to Six out of 10 played so far in the CAT SOLAR powered Grand Prix Ratings 2017.
Sanjeewa further enhanced his position at the top of the Grand Prix Rankings collecting 400 points out of a maximum of 450 available in the 3 Round October edition. J M D Indika proved his consistency returning three rounds of 2 under par each to clinch second place on 6 under par, whilst another senior leading Amateur Amarapadma secured 3rd place with 214.
Youngster Chalitha Pushpika continued his good form to finish 4th and promises to be a dark horse along with M U Chanaka Perera another promising youngster to pose a threat in the Match-play format to win the upcoming Sri Lanka National Amateur Golf Championship.
The top players are well geared up and ready to clinch the 130th Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship 2017 coming up in October from the 14th with the 36 hole final scheduled for the 19th October 2017. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh comprise the international challenge and Sri Lanka won the Championship last in 2012 when Thangaraja won for Sri Lanka. G P Sisira Kumara who is also in good touch finished in 5th place and is undoubtedly a leading contender having being the Runner-up in the 129th Sri Lanka Amateur Championship 2016, knocking out top Indian Golfers but losing to the eventual winner from Thailand Namuangruk, in the Final.
CAT SOLAR POWERED PIN FERNANDO GRAND PRIX 2017 OCTOBER EDITION – 54 Holes
203 – B A Sanjeewa 64, 66, 73
207 – J MD Indika 69, 69, 69
214 – N Amarapadma 69, 71, 74
215 – M H Chalitha Pushpika 67, 72, 76
217 G P Sisira Kumara 72, 69, 76
218 – Navinda Ranga 72, 71, 75
221 – T Akash 70, 73, 78
222 – D M P P Bandara 76, 74, 72
224 – Uchitha Ranasinghe 72, 78, 74
225 – G Selvakumar 74, 72, 79