Old Royalists displayed some quality golf, combined with top class accuracy with long ranging strokes and better preparations, to get the better of Old Trinitians and win the Bradby Golf (7.5 to 2.5), the colorful annual Board event which was worked off at Victoria Golf and Country and Resort (VGCR) on 2 September, a day before the Kandy leg of the Bradby Shield. This is played for the G.C. Wickremasinghe Trophy.
Forty golfers teed off at this annual event. Nishan Fernando/Asela Wewita and Chandima Desinghe/ Sampath Hemachandra won their encounters for Trinity, while Tharanga Gunasekera/Ashan Welagedera squared off with Romesh Abeyrathne/Suresh Subramaniam. Rest of the matches were won by the Royalists.
Trinity Principal, Father Araliya Jayasundera, was the chief guest.
Ravi Wijegunaratne/Somanath Fernando (RC) beat Fazly Azar/Prasad Dissanayake (TCK) – 5/4
Samitha Perera/Tariq Mohamed (RC) beat Suren Premathileke/Bimal Fernando (TCK) – 3/1
Nishan Fernando/Asela Wewita (TCK) beat Ali Jafferjee/Suren Madanayake (RC) – 5/4
Lucky Desinghe/Priyanga Hapugalle (RC) beat James Eliyathambi/Sidath Hemachandra (TCK) – 5/4
Tharanga Gunasekera/Ashan Welegedera (TCK) halved the match with Romesh Abeyrathne/Suresh Subramanium (RC) – All squared
Chandima Desinghe/Sampath Hemachandra (TCK) beat Saliya Jayaweera/Anura Lokuhetti (RC) – 7/5
Arjun Fernando/Derrick Ponnambalam (RC) beat Ranjit Wirasingha/Dr Lalith Ekanayake (TCK) – 6/4
Ananda Jayasekera/Suhaib Sangani (RC) beat Sathies Balasubramanium/Sriharan (TCK) – 2/1
Harsha Abeywickrama/Anel de Silva (RC) beat Ravana Wijeratna (TCK) – 9/7
Andy Anderson/Gamini Jayaweera (RC) beat Hemanga Karunasena/Asiri Ariyaratne (TCK) – 5/4
Nearest to the Pin (7th hole) – Bimal Fernando (TCK)
Longest Drive (18th hole) – Suhaib Sangani (RC)
By Special Correspondent