The top 32 Gents booked their berth for the knock out stage of the 132nd Amateur Golf Tournament being worked off at the Royal Colombo Golf Course (RCGC) in Colombo.
Meanwhile, the 116th Ladies event played concurrently for the F.B. de Mel Cup, too, reached the knock out stage with the top 16 Ladies booking their berth.
Top class golfers Amrith de Soysa, Kushal Johnpillai and Shanaka Perera have qualified in the Gents segment, along with young guns Reshan Algama, Nirek Thejwani (who toured Scotland recently) and K. Danushan. All three are quite capable of giving the seniors a run for their money.
Taniya Balasuriya, Anouk Chitty and Anushya Weerakkody are the three top lady golfers in the final 16, but another leading golfer, Kaya Daluwatte, is in India at present and missed the event.
Amrith de Soysa vs Thenuk Sathnidu
Nirekh Tejwani vs Reshan Algama
N. Ranga vs L. Lowaranve
Kushal Johnpillai vs R. Sureshan
Varun Murugan (India) vs Aloksbana Weerasinghe
J. Indika vs Nilantha Waidyarathna
K. Danushan vs Selvakumar
Rosana Prasad vs Januka Dilshan
Chalitha Pushpika vs Noordeen Sethwala
Suhayb Sangani vs Suraj Doshi (India)
A. Dhanaranjan vs Jaya Prakash
Chanaka Perera vs Ravindra Wijeguneratne
M. Amarapathma vs R. Rajapaksha
Husni Uwise vs Sampath Kalum
U. Ranasinghe vs R. Rupasinghe
U. Dinesh vs Shamal Perera
Jade Jiggens vs D. Wanasinghe
Manori Jayakody vs Gnei Jehan Lye
Sumithra Ukwatta vs Dinumi Sanjana
Fran de Mel vs Dinoo de Mel
Taniya Balasuriya vs Anushya Weerakkody
Anouk Chitty vs Dhevinka Kanag Isvaran
Shayanika Fernando vs D. Boralessa
Sherin Balasuriya vs Yun Jeong Chui
By Special Correspondent