The Navy golfers emerged victorious in the Defense Services Golf Tournament that was held at the Victoria Golf Course in Nuwareliya on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May 2016.
Organized for the second time, the Defense Services Golf Championship is a tournament between the Sri Lanka Army and the Sri Lanka Navy. The first of its kind was played in 2014 at the Eagles Golf Link overseeing China Bay in Trincomalee.
The Sri Lanka Navy won with an aggregate Stable ford Score of 223 points while Sri Lanka Air Force clinched the Runner Up berth with 210 points. Each force was represented by 10 players and all 10 scores were counted with the final spot going to the Sri Lanka Army with 195 points.
The event was organized with precision and attention to detail under the guidance of the Commander of the Navy as Host.
The Sri Lanka Navy winning team score of 223 comprised of an excellent performance of 34 points Stable ford gross by D. M. P. P. Bandara. Bandara was adjudged the Best Player of the Tournament.
An Open Individual Tournament attracting 52 players followed the Defense Services Championship. There was a special Open Category for the Over 40 age group and Captain K. M. M. P. Karunathilaka of the Navy out played 15 comrades from the 3 Forces to become the Over 40 Champion with 15 gross points.
Commodore S. J. Kumara also of the Navy was the Runner up with 12 points.
D. G. D. D. Perera of the Sri Lanka Navy played outstanding Golf to become the Open Tournament Champion with 33 gross points.
The special prize for the Longest Drive on the 18th also went to Danusha Perera who converted the massive drive into an Eagle to close the round in style. W. A. J. Wijenayake of the Air Force was the closest to the Pin on the 17th measured at 8’ 8”, an accurate strike on a tough day at the office with intermittent rain and wet weather.