Youngsters Nirekh Tejwani and K. Danushan, along with Amrith de Soysa, are among the top 16 Gents to qualify for the pre-quarter final stage of the 132nd Amateur Golf tournament being worked off at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) in Colombo. Indians Varun Murugan and Suraj Doshi are also among the top 16.
Meanwhile, in the 116th Ladies event being played concurrently for the F.B. de Mel Cup, the top 6 Ladies have reached the quarter/semi-final stage.
Taniya Balasuriya, Anouk Chitty, Shayanika Fernando and Anushya Weerakody have all qualified for the quarter-final.
Amrith de Soysa vs Nirekh Tejwani,
L. Lowaranve vs Kushal Johnpillai,
Varun Murugan (India) vs Nilantha, Waidyarathna, K. Danushan vs Rosana Prasad,
Chalitha Pushpika vs Suraj Doshi (India)
A. Dhanaranjan vs Chanaka Perera,
M. Amarapathma vs Husni Uwise,
U. Ranasinghe vs Shamal Perera.
Ladies – amateur quarter-finals
Taniya Balasuriya vs Anashiya Weerakkody, Anouk Chitty vs Dhevinka Kanag Isvaran,
Shayanika Fernando vs D. Boraless,
Sherin Balasuriya vs Yun Jeong Cho,
F.B.De Mel Cup semi-finals
D. Wanasinghe vs Manouri Jayakody,
Sumithra Ukwatte vs Dinoo de Mel.
By Special Correspondent