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“Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open 2014” from Jan 27

“Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open 2014” from Jan 27

“Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open 2014” from Jan 27

The Sri Lanka Open introduced by the Sri Lanka Golf Union in 1970, has had a wonderful journey producing multiple winners from the vicinity of the Golf Courses who have brought International acclaim by winning Medals at the Asian Games and by performing with credit on the International Professional Circuits.

The SLGU can be proud that currently as many as six Sri Lankan Professionals are playing in the Indian Pro Golf Tour (IPGT) and two of them are also playing in the Asian Pro Golf Tour (APGT).

The SLGU with the intention of enhancing the value of the Sri Lanka Open,has secured over whelming Sponsorship to facilitate a Purse (Prize Money) of SL Rs.2,000,000/= to be offered for the “Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open”, the title sponsorship received from ‘Solar Therm’ the leading solar electricity Net-Metering and Hot Water Systems provider in Sri Lanka.

The Title Sponsorship from Solar Therm and the Affiliate Sponsorship by UTE CAT and CML MTD has encouraged the participation of five top players from the IPGT, to challenge the Lankan Pro’s.

Sri Lankan Zen Dharmaratne ranked 29th in the Malaysian Pro Golf Tour in 2014 will also throw down his challenge sponsored by CML MTD to participate alongside Mithun Perera the Sri Lankan star of 2014 finishing the Asian Tour Ranked within the Top 40 to earn himself a full Asian Tour Card and invitational slots to play in the European Tour as well!

Anura Rohana the seven times Winner of the Sri Lanka Open , Thangaraja and Prabagaran the defending Champion , Vijitha Bandara , Lalith Kumara, Tissa Chandradasa, M. Amarapadma a previous winner, face the starter to complete an outstanding field of Professional Golfers lined up to make the Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open a sensational event offering the highest Prize Money ever for a Sri Lankan Open since its’ inception. The Amateur challenge is expected to be led by Amrith De Soysa , Rusi Captain , Arumugam, Sisira Kumara, Alain Gyi, youngsters Prashantha Peiris, Ishira Fernando with the possible inclusion of Kyle De Siva, Sachin De Silva and Zaffar Sikkander all of whom are studying overseas who may make the trip for this important event. N. Ranga the latest Amateur to turn Pro, the RCGC Pro Jehan De Saram and the veteran seven times Champion the legendary Nandasena Perera too may Tee-Off to add further glamour to the event.

Cinnamon Red has come on board as the Hospitality Sponsor facilitating the Indian Professionals to play in the Open enriching the standard of Golfers in the event in its’ 44th year.

The Pro-Am will be played on Sunday, January 25th, 2015 preceding the Open Tournament in a Shot-gun format providing an opportunity for all the Amateur members to play with the Professionals, facilitated by theGoodwill sponsorship of ardent and generous supporters of Golf in Sri Lanka. Team and Individual Events for the Dudley Senanayake Trophy, Levers Challenge Shield, Levers Challenge Cup and RCGC Cup will be conducted by the Sri Lanka Golf Union and the special Pro- Am program will be followed by a separate Awards celebration and entertainment. A maximum of 126 players on a first come first served basis will be able to play in the Pro-Am.

UTE – CAT will be sponsoring the Pin Fernando Challenge Trophy for Gentlemen Members, on the 27th and 28th January which will be played concurrently with the Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open while the Pam Fernando Trophy for Ladies will be played on the 29th and 30th preceding the final two rounds of the Open.

There will be a Pre-Qualifying Round on Monday 26th January to facilitate players with handicaps above 10 and other aspirant professionals to join the Professional field which includes all national squad players and Amateurs with single figure handicaps.

The Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open is expected to attract over 125 entries from the Royal Colombo Golf Club, Nuwara Eliya Golf Club, Victoria Golf & Country Resort, Eagles Golf Links China Bay, Heritage Anuradhapura, Diyatalawa and the Navy making this years’ event one of the most competitive and significant in the history of the Tournament.

Spectator interest will be at a peak with many past winners, top Indian Pro’s and the Sri Lankan stars participating, striving to win the highest prize money on offer in a Sri Lanka Professional tournament and with the quality and standard of the RCGC course up to International levels much excitement is anticipated.

The development of Junior Golf by the progressive Sri Lanka Golf Union is another encouraging aspect of the Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open, reaching the next level and raising the bar of Golf in Sri Lanka.

Daily reports on the Solar Therm Sri Lanka Open will be covered from 25th -30th January, to update the progress and intensity of the event under the guidance and organization of the Sri Lanka Golf Union.

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