The exciting Pin Fernando Trophy attracts over 100 entries annually and the qualifying round will be played October 21, 2023. The top 16 best net scores will qualify for the Match-play segment from October 23 and the finals will be played on October 26 at the RCGC.
The feature Match-play tournament for members conducted since 1979 as part of the centenary celebrations of the Royal Colombo Golf Club in recognition of the undisputed champion of match-play, the Late Pin Fernando who annexed the RCGC Club Championship 19 times, which is still to be overturned and winner of the Sri Lanka Amateur Golf Championship and the All-India Amateur on two occasions.
The Pam Fernando Trophy tournament was introduced in 2014 and played on similar lines with the top eight qualifiers playing match-play knock-out basis from the quarter-final stage.
The 2022 tournament maintained the high-level of interest and match-play excitement as usual and Vinuda Weerasinghe won the Pin Fernando Trophy whilst Y.J. Choi clinched the Pam Fernando Trophy.
The Pin Fernando Trophy recognized as a Board event has been sponsored continuously by United Tractor & Equipment (Pvt) Ltd – UTE CAT and in 2023 its subsidiary UTECH Technologies (Pvt) Limited will also be featured.