Sri Lanka’s most popular junior golf tournament, the NDB Private Wealth Junior Masters Golf Championship, recently concluded its 2019 edition with a fantastic display of junior golfing skill and talent.
Successfully concluding its fifth year, the tournament hosted by expert financial planner NDB Wealth Management, in partnership with Sri Lanka Golf, witnessed thrilling competition and fine golfing acumen despite the weather conditions restricting the field to Stroke play over 9 holes. The talented field encompassed teams from 22 schools and 122 junior golfers from all around Sri Lanka.
Held on the 25 th October 2019, at the historic Royal Colombo Golf Club (RGCG), this year’s competition saw a team from Colombo International School (CIS) emerge victorious for the second consecutive year in the tournament’s Team event.
Reshan Algama and Kvahn Tejwani, successfully paired to beat all competition and
were closely followed by S Sanjeevan and S Dhuwarshan from St Xavier’s College Nuwara Eliya as 1 st Runner-up while teams from The British School in Colombo and Ladies College ranked as 2 nd and 3 rd runners-up respectively.
The winners of the NDB Private Wealth Junior Masters Golf Championship 2019 were:
School Team Event
Colombo International School (Reshan Algama and Kvahn Tejwani) – Winner
Nirekh Tejwani- Senior Boys category (aged over 12 years and under 19 years)
Taniya Balasuriya- Senior Girls category (aged over 12 years and under 19 years)
Reshan Algama- Junior Boys category (aged12 years and below)
Kaya Daluwatte- Junior Girls category (aged 12 years and below)
“Much interest was seen in the one and only schools golf tournament organized by Sri Lanka Golf. We will look to build on the format and widen the schools’ golf program to regional competitions as well.
It was heartening to see the St Xavier’s College from Nuwara Eliya coming second beating the Colombo schools. Congratulations to the young team from Colombo International School,” stated Niloo Jayatilake Chairperson Junior Sub Committee – Sri Lanka Golf.
Prabodha Samarasekera, CEO of NDB Wealth Management commented, “It is indeed very encouraging to see the wonderful participation this year. This year’s event has been a tremendous success and all winners and participants are gifted with NDB Wealth accounts of significant value, which will serve as a future investment.
We are proud to be the sponsor of the event with the goal of bolstering national interest in junior golf. We believe that Sri Lanka has a great chance to bring forth a young golfer at the World Golf Rankings event.” He further stated, “NDB Wealth looks forward to being a part of the future development of Junior Golfing in Sri Lanka.”
NDB Wealth is an affiliate of the NDB Group, one of the fastest growing financial services conglomerates in Sri Lanka, with the strategic mission to be the dominant leader in the financial services and banking sector. From its inception, the group which includes NDB Bank, NDB Investment Banking, NDB Wealth, NDB Securities, and NDB Capital has been a catalyst in the development of the nation, strengthening and empowering
entrepreneurs, corporates and individuals from all strata of the economy. The customers across all NDB Group companies have benefited from the extensive product and service offerings of the NDB Bank and its affiliates.