Boys’ Gold div. Top Seeds cruise to semis at Junior Match Play Golf
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:
GOLD DIVISION BOYS:
K.Danushan (1) Vs Vinuda Weerasinghe (4)
Reshan Algama (2) Vs Jevahn Sathasivam (3)
GOLD DIVISION GIRLS:
Kaya Daluwatte (1) Vs R.M. Dinumi Sanjana (4)
Dhavinka Kanag-Iswaran (2) Vs Sherin Balasuriya (3)
SILVER DIVISION BOYS:
H.D. Adithya Weerasinghe (8) Vs Keshav Algama (5)
Shenal Nimsith (7) Vs Kaiyan Johnpulle (3)
SILVER DIVISION GIRLS:
Kaitlyn Norton (1) Vs A.K. Amindi Umaya (4)
Dilini Amarawansa (2) Vs Keya Abhayarathne (3)
BRONZE DIVISION BOYS:
Revaan Amarasinghe (1) Vs Lavidu Premarathna (5)
L.G. Anuja Methsara (2) Vs Yehansa Senanayake (6)
BRONZE DIVISION GIRLS:
Genuli Abesundara (1) Vs Vihara Herath (4)
Hesandi Gayansa Meepawala (2) Vs Nimasha Dhamli (3)
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