Golfers off to S’pore for Asia Pacific C’ship

Kathmandu, October 1

Golfers Tanka Bahadur Karki and Sukra Bahadur Rai today left for Singapore to participate in the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship golf tournament slated for October 4-7.

Nepal No 1 amateur Karki, who is at the 1672th position in the world ranking, and 1820-ranked Rai will take part in individual event of the championship organised by Asia Pacific Golf Confederation. Top amateur players from 40 APGC-affiliated nations will take part in the 72-hole tournament.

All the member countries are provided with two automatic positions, which are to be filled by their highest-ranked players from the World Amateur Golf Ranking. The maximum quota for a country is six except for Singapore, who can nominate four extra players in the 120-man field. Cut will be applied after the completion of 36 holes.

The winner of the Championship will earn tickets to the 2019 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club and a place in The 148th Open at the Royal Portrush, while the runners-up will seal berths in The Open Qualifying Series. The 10th edition of the AAC — which was established by the APGC, the Masters Tournament and The R&A — will be played on the New Tanjong course at the Sentosa Golf Club.

President of Nepal Golf Association Tashi Ghale, who is also scheduled to join the players in Singapore, bade farewell to the golfers at the Royal Nepal Golf Club today.