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Boys’ Gold div. Top Seeds cruise to semis at Junior Match Play Golf

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Adithya Weerasinghe creates upset by beating top seed Thejas Rathis Kanth

The Sri Lanka Junior Match-Play segment got underway at the RCGC with tremendous enthusiasm and excitement. The Gold Division for Boys Top seeds cruised to the Semi’s with Dhanushan defeating Imran Nazeer of NEGC 4& 2, whilst 4th Seed Vinuda Weerasinghe overcame 5th seeded Jacob Norton 3 & 2. Reshan Algama Seeded # 2 comfortably beat G.G. Sankanath Hesara 6 & 5. Third Seed Jevahn Sathasaivam was pushed all-the-way by M.M. Thenuk Sathnidu of Anuradhapura Golf Academy for a very creditable ‘best Loser of the day’ effort going 1 down in the 18th hole.

In the Girls Gold Division Top Seed Kaya Daluwatte received a Bye and meets R.M. Dinumi Sanjana who beat Anumi Karunathilake of Victoria Golf Resort 2 & 1, in the first semi-final. The number 2 and 3 seeds also got a Bye and meet in the second semi-final.

In the Boys Silver Division Top Seeded Thejas Rathis Kanth having reached the RCGC Club Championship Quarter-Finals defeating experienced senior golfers, was surprised by the tenacious golfer from Anuradhapura, H.D. Adithya Weerasinghe going 1 down on the 18th Hole.

Similarly, H. Shenal Nimsith knocked-out the 2nd seeded H. Janeesh Weerasinghe 5 & 4. Kaiyan Johnpulle seeded # 3, beat Varun Fernando 3 & 2 whilst Kehsav Algama seeded # 5 beat the 4th seeded T. Deshan.

In the Girls Silver Division A.K. Amindu Umaya beat A.D. Janumi Behansa 2 & 1, whilst Kaya Abhayarathna received a Walk-Over.

Revaan Amarasinghe Top Seed in the Bronze Division eased past Udeera Bandara 4 & 3 while # 2 seed L.G. Anuja Methsara defeated Divyeshz Silva 8 & 7.

However, 3rd seed Mohamed Saqeer Zuhar was knocked-out by 6th seed Yehansa Senanayake 3 & 2. Lavidu Premarathna seeded 5 beat 4th seed B.A.Sadaneth 3 & 2.

The only Girls Match in the Bronze Division Vihara Herath from Anuradhapura beat Mihneli Herat 8 & 7.

The Copper Division combined Girls and Boys in the Age group 9+ & under all 4 top seeds won their matches easily. Jaeden Sathasivam beat Samitha De Silva (A’pura) 6 & 4, Ananya Kishanthan overcame Richard Magala 6 & 5, Sashen De Silva 2nd seed beat Dhaya Perera 7 & 6, while Yuvan Rathis Kanth seeded 3 beat Abiman Abewardana (A’pura) 7 & 6.

SL Junior Match Play semi final line up on 23rd August:


K.Danushan (1) Vs Vinuda Weerasinghe (4)
Reshan Algama (2) Vs Jevahn Sathasivam (3)


Kaya Daluwatte (1) Vs R.M. Dinumi Sanjana (4)
Dhavinka Kanag-Iswaran (2) Vs Sherin Balasuriya (3)


H.D. Adithya Weerasinghe (8) Vs Keshav Algama (5)
Shenal Nimsith (7) Vs Kaiyan Johnpulle (3)


Kaitlyn Norton (1) Vs A.K. Amindi Umaya (4)
Dilini Amarawansa (2) Vs Keya Abhayarathne (3)


Revaan Amarasinghe (1) Vs Lavidu Premarathna (5)
L.G. Anuja Methsara (2) Vs Yehansa Senanayake (6)


Genuli Abesundara (1) Vs Vihara Herath (4)
Hesandi Gayansa Meepawala (2) Vs Nimasha Dhamli (3)

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