Mithun takes the lead
Mithun Perera shot a four under par 67 to move into the lead by one
stroke from overnight leader K. Prabagaran who was one under par 70 in
the UTE-Cat Sri Lanka Open Golf Championship second round teed off at
the Royal Colombo Golf course yesterday. The defending champion Anura
Rohana improved steadily with a four under par joint best card for the
day with Mithun Perera. Anura shared second place with Prabagaran merely
one shot away.
Tissa Chandradasa and Vijitha Bandara were the best among the rest
who staggered with a total of two over par tied on 144 in the third
place. The ‘Cut-off’ was applied with a joint 40th place of 166 making
it to the final two rounds of the Championship.
Meanwhile RCGC captain S. Vairavanathan won the Inaugural UTE-Cat
Challenge Trophy for men, after the completion of two rounds with a
gross total of 152. The first round leader Nimal Wettimuni was the
Runner-up five strokes behind.
The inaugural ladies tournament for the Pam Fernando Challenge Trophy
had a strong contingent from Victoria Golf Club, but ultimately won by
Shayanika Fernando of RCGC with a two round gross total of 160 while the
first round leader Niloo Jayathilake was eight strokes behind overall.