Golfers off to Dhaka

KATHMANDU: A four-member Nepali golf team on Sunday left for Dhaka to participate in the Orion Group 33rd Bangladesh Amateur Golf Championship scheduled for January 3-6 in Dhaka.

National team members Sukra Bahadur Rai and Tanka Bahadur Karki will take part in the tournament at the at the Kurmitola Golf Club. Karki won the Bhutan Amateur Championship in September, while he teamed up with Rai to claim the team championship in Thimpu.

The duo finished joint second in the Surya Nepal Eastern Open on Friday, one stroke behind Nepal No 1 pro Shivaram Shrestha in the fourth event under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2017-18.

Newly-appointed national team coach Sanjay Lama and Nepal Golf Association President Tashi Ghale also accompanied the players to Dhaka.