Blue ribbon event tees off on Saturday
By Special Correspondent
The Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) celebrated its 100th Club Championship, with Yannik Kumara (Men’s) and Kayla Perera (Women’s) defending their titles. The Championship commenced on Saturday (27) and will continue on 28 November and 2, 3, 4 and 5 December.
More than 150 golfers will be seen in action, and the tournament will be conducted under strict health guidelines.
The late PIN Fernando won this championship a record 19 times, followed by Rusi Captain, who comes a close second with 14 wins.
In the Ladies segment, Anouk Chitty has won this championship a record 8 times. The youngest to win this event was Amrith de Soyza at the tender age of 14 years and 6 months in 2001.
The 100th Club Championship promises some exciting golf with defending champion and young golfing sensation Yannik Kumara out to retain his title.
The youngest golfer in the event will be 13-year-old, Reshan Algama, who could prove to be a major threat to the seasoned campaigners in this segment.
In the women’s segment, Kayla Perera will go flat out to defend her title.
Both defending champions will need to overcome some tough competition in order to retain their titles.