THE INAUGURAL EAGLES’ MONSOON CUP CONCLUDES AT PICTURESQUE EAGLES GOLF LINKS IN CHINA BAY
4:07pm on Sunday 2nd October 2022
The Sri Lanka Air Force and the Eagles’ Golf Links hosted the inaugural Eagles’ Monsoon Cup  Golf Tournament, which was concluded yesterday (01 October 2022) in the picturesque settings of China Bay, close to the harbour city of Trincomalee. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana graced the tournament as the Chief Guest. The tournament was powered by Huawei Technologies Lanka Company (Pvt) Limited as the main sponsor which made it much more glamorous and memorable for the participants. The SLAF was also joined by Trinco Blu by Cinnamon this year as the hospitality partner.

The tournament was played under Stableford Scoring System and started in the morning with the participation of more than eighty (80) enthusiastic golfers including ten (10) women and a few other foreign nationals together with the High Commissioner for Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Major General Umar Farooq Burki (Retd). The Commander participated for the first Tee Off signifying the start of the tournament.

Mr. Deannath Kulatunge won the Eagles’ Monsoon Cup trophy securing the highest marks in the Gents category while Ms. Suwaneetha Selvaratnam won the Ladies' Trophy. Mr. Olga Ashely Herath secured the Runners Up position in the Gents Category while Mrs. Roshini Indira Sangani secured the Ladies Runners Up position. Mr. Dihan Dedigama and Commodore KMMP Karunathilake received the awards for the Longest Drive and for the Nearest to the Pin in the Gents Category while Ms. Dinali De Zoysa  and Ms. Margot Sellayah took the honours for the Longest Drive and for the Nearest to the Pin respectively in the Ladies’ Category. Air Vice Marshal Rohan Pathirage received the award for the Wooden Spoon.  
 
The Eagles’ Monsoon Defence Challenge Trophy presented to members of the Tri-Services (Men’s Category) was won by Wing Commander Lakmal Gunawardena from the SLAF. Captain PM Mummullage from SL Navy emerged as the Runner Up for the Eagles’ Monsoon Defence Challenge Trophy. The player with the best total net clinched by Wing Commander Lakmal Gunawardena in the Six hidden holes competition segment.

The awards of the inaugural Eagles’ Monsoon Cup were given away at a gala Awards Ceremony held at ‘Marble Beach Air Force Resort' during the evening of the same day. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana graced the Awards Ceremony as the Chief Guest together with his lady Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.

All participants of the tournament departed the picturesque China Bay today (02 October 2022) with a load of fun-filled memories from this year’s maiden Eagles’ Monsoon Cup Golf Tournament.

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