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AIS’ Jevahn to compete in R and A Junior Open Golf Championship

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COLOMBO: (EPRESS) – Jevahn Sathasivam, a name synonymous with excellence in golf, has achieved yet another milestone in his burgeoning career. The talented young golfer from Asian International School has been handpicked to represent Sri Lanka at the prestigious Royal and Ancient (R&A) Junior Open Golf Championship 2024, slated to take place in Scotland from July 13 to 19.

Sathasivam’s journey into the field of golf is a tale of proficiency. Introduced to the sport just four years ago, he has swiftly ascended to the upper levels of Sri Lankan golfing elite, clinching major titles such as the Sri Lanka Junior Open and the Sri Lanka Junior Match Play, both crucial qualifiers endorsed by the R&A for international selection.

From the outset, Sathasivam displayed persistence commitment to mastering the nuances of the game. His tireless dedication to refining his technique has seen him evolve into a formidable force on the golf course at Royal Colombo Golf Club. With an impressive average carry of 285-290 yards and a diligent approach to every shot, Sathasivam’s journey from a 24 handicap to a scratch (0) handicapper in December 2023 is a proof to his relentless pursuit of excellence.

The pivotal year of 2023 marked a turning point in Sathasivam’s career, as his superior performances in local tournaments and qualifiers caught the attention of selectors at Sri Lanka Golf. Notable highlights include his commanding victory at the Sri Lanka Junior Open Strokeplay Championship, where he clinched the title with a remarkable three-under gross score over three days of intense competition. His consistency and dominance in national tournaments earned him a coveted spot in the World Amateur

Now, Sathasivam is poised to make his mark on the international field as he prepares to represent Sri Lanka (Boys, U-16) at the R&A World Junior Golf Championship in Scotland. Alongside fellow junior golfer Kaya Daluwatte, Sathasivam will vie for glory against the best under-16 players from over 60 countries in a thrilling three-day stroke play competition.

In the words of Jevahn Sathasivam himself, “This opportunity to represent Sri Lanka on the world stage is a dream come true. I am grateful for the support of my coaches, family, and the Sri Lanka Golf Union. I am determined to give my best and make my country proud.” With his sights set on success, Sathasivam is ready to write the next chapter of his remarkable journey in the annals of Sri Lankan golfing history.