Top class golfers Haroon Aslam (Gold) and Kaya Daluwatte (Gold Girls) were in top class form leading their respective segments on the opening day (qualifying round) of the Sri Lanka Junior Match Play Championship worked off for the Rukmini Kodagoda Trophy which commenced at the Royal Colombo Golf Course (RCGC) yesterday (9).
Reshan Algama (Silver) and Thejas Rathis Kanth (Bronze) also performed well in the Silver and Bronze segments to take the lead.
In the Gold division Haroon Aslam (67) had a great start on Day 1. He was in fine form with his accuracy and long-range shots. He was followed by K. Danushan (71) and another top performer in the past, Yannik Kumara. Both ended second and third respectively.
In the Girls Gold Division, top class golfer fresh from the Scotland event, Kaya Daluwatte (73), ended on top with Sherin Balasuriya (77) second and Dhavinka Kanag Isvaran (85) third.
In the Silver Division, once more 14-year-old Reshan Algama (76) was in sensational form. He was followed by Aditha Weerasinghe (80) and Jacob Norton (87).
Meanwhile, in the Bronze Division, with his local and overseas experience, Thejas Rathis Kanth (61) was leading the race, while another consistent performer, Thomian schoolboy Saqeer Zuhar (91) was second and Yehansa Senanayake (93) third.
In the Copper Division, Danik Daluwatte (50), Jaeden Sathasivam (54) and Yuvan Rathis Kanth (54) ended in the top three positions.
The quarter-finals will take place today (10 August).
The event is sponsored by Perera and Sons Limited.
By Special Correspondent