National Golf trials: Sensational start for Chanaka
By Special Correspondent
Young golfer Chanaka Perera was in outstanding form and ended on top at the trials held for National Golfers for selection to the national and development squads. The trials took place at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) over the last 4 days.
Chanaka started with a score of 68 and totaled 285 over the 4 days. Chalitha Pushpika followed in second place with a score of 294. Meanwhile, another sensational youngster from the Central Hills, Haroon Aslam, tied with U. A. Ranasinghe in 6th position.
The youngest in the event, 13-year-old Reshan Algama, played extremely well during the last 3 days to claim the No.13 position.
In the Girls event, Taniya Balasuriya had an outstanding 4 days ending on top at 295 followed by Kaya Daluwatte (300) and Sherine Balasuriya (323).
Top 15 Boys
Chanaka Perera (285), Chalitha Pushpika (294), Danusha Perera (297), Januka Dilshan (298), Lamidu Ranika (306), U.A. Ranasinghe and Haroon Aslam (both at 309), K. Danushan, G. Dilranga and Nirekh Tejwani (all three at 310), Yannik Kumara (311), Roshana Prasad and W. Waidyarathna (both at 314), Reshan Algama (321) and R Sureshan (322)
Taniya Balasuriya (295), Kaya Daluwatte (300) and Sherine Balasuriya (323)