Sri Lanka will be fielding a contingent of 4 veteran golfers for the upcoming Asian Games which will start on the 18th of August 2018 that will be held in Palembang, Indonesia.
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The four-person side will see the likes of Asian Games silver medalist from 2002 Aruna Rohana who will be a medal prospect for the country having had a successful local stint. Rohana who primarily plays his sport in India was also the winner of the TATA open in December last year.
Another winner of the TATA open, Mithun Perera will also be a member of the Asian Games side this time around, having celebrated success in the PGTI (Professional Golf Tour of India) championship in Chennai in May this year. Ranked 1276 in the world, Perera will be looking at early success in the tournament.
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Both Perera and Aruna Rohana participated in the recently concluded TAKE Solutions Masters in August and saw Rohana finishing 10th and Perera 44th.
The other golfer who will be making the trip to Indonesia will be Lalith Kumara. Kumara, who also plays in India has been in the circuit since 2015 has continued to stay in the rankings going head to head against the top Indian talent.
The sport of golf was introduced to the games back in the 1982 Asian Games that was held in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka have been able to win two silver medals in the past. In 1990, Nandasena Perera won silver in the Individual Men’s while Aruna Rohana took silver in 2002 in the same event.
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