In a resounding testament to its commitment to the developing of young talent in golf, Prima the leading nutrition company once again comes forward to sponsor the Junior Golf program for the 15th year running. Prima’s instrumental role in bolstering junior golf has paved the way for a thriving golfing community, with the upcoming Sri Lanka Junior Open Golf Championship 2023 set to be a showcase of emerging talent not only from Sri Lanka but also more than 10 entries from overseas as well.
The tournament will tee off at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) course on 20 to 22 December with 18 and 19 December being the practice rounds for the youngsters. Tee off is expected to be at 8 am.
The Sri Lanka Junior Open is the established benchmark for the world amateur golf rankings (WAGR) for junior golfers. The winner of the Sri Lanka Junior Open will be crowned the National Junior Champion in both boys’ and girls’ categories.
“As the long standing partner in supporting junior golf in Sri Lanka, we are pleased to sponsor the Junior Open Golf tournament once again this year. As the most important tournament for young and upcoming golfers in the country, we look forward to some high standard golf this year as well. We are grateful to the Sri Lanka Golf for hosting the tournament once again, and continuing to enrich the sport of golf,” General Manager, Ceylon Agro Industries Ltd, Prima Group Sri Lanka, Sajith Gunaratne
“Sri Lanka Golf is extremely grateful for the support and partnership we have had over these past 15 years with Prima. It is clearly a ‘Prima Sunrise’ event in our National golfing calendar, which is a much looked forward event by the junior golfers” stated Ranil Pieris –President Sri Lanka Golf.
Prima’s support has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of junior golf in Sri Lanka. Their continuous involvement in the Sri Lanka Golf has fostered an environment where young talents like Reshan Algama, Kaya Daluwatta, Adithya Weerasinghe, Jevahn Sathasivam, Kumar Dhanushan, Vinuda Weerasinghe, Rathis Kanth brothers and Sherin Balasuriya are a few who showed their class in the course to become a role model among the youngsters.
“The sponsorship has not only provided financial backing but has also contributed to the overall growth and professionalism of the sport. With the long-standing partnership with Prima Sunrise Bread we have been able to take competition to other parts of Sri Lanka in the format of creating Regional Junior Opens. This year we will make them three-day events to enable juniors to earn World Ranking points”, Niloo Jayatilake – Chairperson Junior Development Committee, Sri Lanka Golf.
The championship is poised to be a showcase of young talent, international camaraderie, and the unwavering support that Prima has provided to the sport during the last 15 years.
Prima Sunrise Bread, the title sponsor of this tournament, will as always provide nutrition for the players during the event. The Prize giving is scheduled for 22nd December 3.00 PM.