First Female Golfer to Win the 19th AmCham- FedEx Express Golf Tournament

The AmCham – FedEx Express Golf Tournament 2018 was held in September, 2018 at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC).

The tournament was played to an individual Stableford format, with the players teeing off with a shotgun start at 7:15a.m.. The overall best score of the day was achieved by Ms. Irene Scarth, with 42 points with a better back-nine, making her the first female golfer to win an AMCHAM Golf tournament. Ms. Irene will be enjoying a night’s stay for two at Santani Wellness Resort and Spa.

The RCGC Club Champion was won by Mr. Avancka Herat, confirming his place at the top of the Club Amateurs with a Gross Score of 33 points, making him the overall Gross Winner.

In the AmCham members category, Mr. Harin Udeshi was the winner, with Mr. Mohamed R. Mihular making it to the runner-up position with 38 points.

Ms. Irene Scarth also won the best score for the ladies with 42 points, edging out Ms. Niloo Jayathilake who scored 41 points. Ms. Louis Parson won the Longest and Most Accurate Drive on the 8th hole in the women’s category, while Dr. Kumudu Gunasekera won the Longest and Most Accurate Drive on the 8th hole in the men’s category. Nearest to The Pin on the 9th hole in the women’s category was won by Ms. Michelle Mirchandani, while Mr, Avancka Herat won the same in the men’s category.

An array of prizes was distributed for many categories, and the A Division was won by Mr. Avancka Herat. Mr. A.W.M. Reza won the C Division with a score of 42 points. Ms. Michelle Beamish won the Masters Division scoring 38 points with a better back-nine and Mr. Prasanna Goonetilake won the Seniors Division with a score of 40 points.

The tournament featured a specialty jazz brunch for participants as well as AmCham members and Mountain Hawk Express guests, followed by an awards ceremony.

About Mountain Hawk Express

Mountain Hawk Express (MHE) – Licensee of Federal Express Corporation in Sri Lanka, is a fully owned subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Limited, the Transportation & Logistics arm of Hayleys PLC. Mountain Hawk Express is an ISO 2008 certified company with 31 years of operations and operates a network of more than 50 branch offices and authorized shipping centers, with over 150 employees in Sri Lanka.

Winning Categories

Category Name of Player Points Received
Seniors (65 over) Runner Up Rienzie Fernando 38
Winner Prasanna Goonetilake 40
Masters (55-65) Runner Up U.A Somarat 38
Winner Michael Beamish 38 with a better back-nine
Ladies Section Runner Up Niloo Jayathilake 41
Winner Irene Scarth 42
Longest and Most Accurate Drive on the 8th Men Kumudu Gunasekera
Women Louis Parson
Nearest to the Pin on the 9th Hole Men Avancka Herat
Women Michelle Mirchandani
C Division Handicap 19-28 Runner Up Mohamed R. Mihular 38
Winner A.W.M. Reza 42
B Division Handicap 10-18 Runner Up Harin Udeshi 40
Winner Ranshan Gomez 40 with a better back -nine
A Division Handicap 0-9 Runner Up Afflli Raheem 40
Winner Avancka Herat 41
AmCham Members Runner Up Mohamed R. Mihular 38
Winner Harin Udeshi 40
Overall Winner – Gross Winner Avancka Herat 33
Overall Winner – Net Winner Irene Scarth 42 with a better back-nine