Hyundai Open Golf at Gokarna on Saturday

Kathmandu, March 14

The seventh edition of the Hyundai Open Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday at the Gokarna Golf Club.

Around 100 golfers are expected to take part in the annual tournament sponsored by Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt Ltd, the sole authorised distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Nepal, informed the organisers at a press meet today.

The tournament features six categories — overall, gross, women, senior, junior and Hyundai vehicle owners. Top three players in overall section and winners in other categories will receive awards and gift hampers. “The event is part of the Global Sponsorship Guidelines and we are committed to make it a bigger tournament every year,” said Awasish Ojha, Senior Manager-Brand at the Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt Ltd.

“Our intention is to make this event more interesting and competitive along with encouraging players. We want to reward the winners with something particular that a player can use up front and we have decided to keep the prizes secret,” he added. “But for sure, the prizes are better than the previous edition.” Ojha said Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt Ltd was happy to get the opportunity to join the brand wagon of golf and the company was committed of an exciting and competitive tournament for the golfers.

Asked about sponsoring a professional event, Ojha said the proposal was yet to be approved by the parent company. “We have sent a proposal to our parent company and we need to meet certain criteria to sponsor the professional event. We have not been able to host it but we are really willing to organise one,” he added.

Senior Golf Director at Gokarna Forest Resort, Deepak Acharya thanked Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt Ltd for their continued support. “Laxmi Intercontinental has been organising the tournament every year and the event is competitive as well as fun-filled for the amateur golfers,” said Acharya.

He said interested golfers could register and play in the tournament. “This is an open event and all golfers are welcome to participate. As we cannot accommodate more than 100 players, we will register the names on first-come-first-serve basis,” Acharya added.