By Shamseer Jaleel
Four top-class Junior Golfers from Sri Lanka, namely Reshan Algama, Kumar Danushan, Jevahn Sathasivam, and Adithya Weerasinghe, will tee off at the 2nd Selangor International Junior Golf Tournament from November 2–5 in Malaysia. All these selections were confirmed by Sri Lanka Golf at the end of last month.
Top among the juniors at present is Reshan, whose name has become synonymous with Sri Lankan junior golfing excellence. Reshan has consistently impressed on the international scene, having previously represented Sri Lanka in golf events in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Thailand. With an impressive Armature Golf Ranking, Reshan has firmly secured a place among the top 1000 junior golfers worldwide. He showed his class accounting for the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC) and Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (NEGC) Club championship wins at a young age of just 15 years, which is remarkable.
Joining Reshan are his equally promising teammates, Danushan and Jevahn. Danushan has established himself as a formidable player, ranking within the top 4000 junior golfers globally. His participation in the Selangor Championship presents an excellent opportunity to further boost his rankings. Jevahn, too, with his exceptional form in the recent past, secures his spot in the squad of four. He is a long-range hitter with the correct techniques under his belt, which is a plus point for the youngster.
The new addition to the junior national team is Adithya, who is 14 years of age and is a rising star in junior golf in Sri Lanka. What’s really significant is that he hails from Anuradhapura and is currently studying at Anuradhapura Central College. Adithya is attached to the Anuradhapura Golf Academy and was coached by golf teaching pro Priya Hemantha over the years.