Rohana takes Sri Lanka Open Title
R. A. Anura Rohana, the reigning champion defended his crown by
winning the Sri Lanka Open Golf Championship for the fourth consecutive
year when the championship completed its fourth and final round at the
Royal Colombo Golf course yesterday.
Sri Lanka Open Golf Champion Anura Rohana receiving the
trophy from Vice President of Sri Lanka Golf Union Dyan
Jayasuriya at the conclusion of the Sri Lanka Open Golf
Championships at the Royal Colombo Golf Club yesterday.
Picture by Wasitha Patabendige
Anura, an experienced golfer has won the title five times before,
made it for the sixth time overall this year. Anura Rohana completed
with a birdie on the 18th fittingly to conclude on an even par final
round and a four round total of 278 (6 under par) with a two strokes
lead to the runner up K. Prabagaran. Mithun Perera finished in third
place with a total of 281 (3 under par) a stroke ahead Prabagaran.
The rest of the field was a further 10 strokes behind Mithun with
another professional Tissa Chandradasa on 291.
Vijitha Bandara from Victoria Golf & Country Club and N. Thangaraja
from Royal Colombo Golf Club, two prominent players in the National
Squad were in joint fifth place on 294, 10 over par for the four rounds.
Incidentally, the course was manicured and produced with tough flag
placements, brilliantly turned out by the Royal Colombo Golf Club which
was evident to the fact that the best card returned was an even par 71
by the winner and defending champion, Anura Rohana. The award ceremony
was conducted at the Royal Colombo Golf Club with the Vice President of
the Sri Lanka Golf Union, Dian Jayasuriya giving away the main awards.
The inaugural UTE-CAT Challenge Trophy for the best member gross
score aggregate for two rounds was won by the Captain of the Royal
Colombo Golf Club Sanjiv Vairavanathan and received his trophy from
Priath Fernando, Chairman of UTE-CAT.
Tiru Jesudasan, Nee Fernando gave away the Pam Fernando Challenge
Trophy for the best aggregate gross score for ladies over two rounds to
The Results :
278 R A Anura Rohana Winner/Champion (69, 67, 71, 71)
280 K Prabagaran Runner-Up (66, 70, 72, 72)
281 Mithun Perera 3rd Place (68, 67, 74, 72)
291 K A Chandradasa 4th Place (70, 74, 74, 73)
294 Vijitha Bandara (Tied for 5th place) (71, 73, 76, 74) & N Thangaraja
(73, 72, 73, 76)
296 M Arumugam (Tied for 7th place) (72, 75, 77, 72) & N Ranga (82,
73, 67, 74)
302 M Amarapadma (Tied for 9th place) (77, 70, 80, 75) & B G Lalith
Kumara (71, 80, 76, 75)
Results of the UTE-CAT (Men) Challenge Trophy for best aggregate
gross 2 rounds:
Winner – Sanjiv Vairavanathan – 152 (78, 74), Runner Up – Lalith
Rohith – 159 (79, 80), Results of the Pam Fernando Challenge Trophy for
Ladies best aggregate gross 2 rounds:, Winner – Shayanika Fernando – 160
(80, 80), Runner Up – Niloo Jayatilaka – 168 (79, 89)