Golf double for Suwaneetha
GOLF: Sujeewa Lankatillake won the Men's Gross Division while that
versatile golfer Suwaneetha Selvaratnam walked away with the double of
both Ladies Gross and Net titles at the fifth round of the Victoria
Monthly Medal Golf Series for November worked off at the beautiful
Victoria Golf course at Rajawella off Kandy.
This monthly golf championship organised by the Victoria Golf and
Country Resort is fast gaining momentum with every competition and is
turning out to be extremely popular with Airline tickets thrown in as
prizes for participation at the Grand draw to be held on December 16th
after the final contest.
Sujeewa Lankatillake who returned to the island after a long stay in
Switzerland has fast acclimatised himself to the local conditions and
course to clinch his third win in the series. Playing to a handicap of
6, Sujeewa Lankatillake won the Men's Division one Gross title with a
good score of 80.
But Englishman Mike Varney was breathing fire behind him getting a
fine 81, just one stroke behind. This will give some indication to the
closeness of the battle.
R. Pathmanathan who was invited to play in the November medal round
made an astounding gross 82. Some of the noteworthy scores in the Men's
gross division were Ecole International Schoolboy Chamil Wickramasinghe
83, Ian Tait 84, Errol Johnston 93, and Sam Gunaratne 94.
In Men's Division two competition, former Thomian cricketer now
turned golfer and one of the pioneers of the Victoria Golf course now in
retirement and he played to a handicap of 14 to return an excellent 88
to clinch the division two title.
Kandy Gateway International School schoolboy Sidath Hemachandra
finished runner-up with 99 and veteran cricketer cum golfer Sirath
Kasthuriratne was placed third with 101.
Tony Witham who had a good day at the course being not satisfied with
the Division two Gross title went on to complete the double by winning
the Division two Net title also by getting good score of 74 net which
gave him a good four stroke lead over the second placed Anura
Dantanarayana who collected a net 79.
Versatile golfer Suwaneetha Selvaratnam who comes all the way from
Colombo for the Monthly Medal competition and she brought fame to the
motherland when she won one of the top competitions for Ladies at the
recently concluded SriLankan Airlines Golf Classics 2006 organised by
the Victoria Golf and Country Resort once again proved her mettle by
dominating both the Ladies Gross and Net Divisions.
Very graceful and stylish in her approach to the game Suwaneetha
Selvaratnam carded a gross 79 off a handicap of 9 to win the Gross
Jyoti Haynes, a very regular golfer at Victoria got a net score of 79
to finish second in the Ladies Net Division which too was won by
Suwaneetha Selvaratnam with 70 net.
In third place was Colombo International School's (Kandy branch) Anne
Anngood with 81.