Kantipur wins SCP Crazy Golf

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 29:

Kantipur Publication won the SCP Crazy Golf Tounament 2005 with 11 under par 96 here today. The one-day event was organised by Soaltee Crowne Plaza to raise fund for the tsunami victims and support the Pashupati Old Age Home.

While British Gurkhas finished second with eight under and Kumari Bank came third with two under. The winners got Kathmandu-London-Kathmandu air tickets for two by Gulf Air, while the first runners-up won Kathmandu-Delhi-Kathmandu air tickets for two by Air Sahara. Standard Chartered Bank finished fourth, whereas The Himalayan Times came fifth. Ravin Lama was the skipper of THT with other three members being Joseph Nathan, Neeraj Bansal and Govind Mishra. “We have tried to show that we care for the society as well. The SCP has always been focused on its social responsibilities and have been contributing to that area,” said the organisers after the success of the event.

Other winners of the event included Joseph Sebastan of The Boss Magazine (gentleman golfer), P Malla of DHL (gentle lady golfer), Sunil Malla of Kumari Bank (accurate golfer), Sunaina Shah of Himal Publications (generous golfer); S Ramesh of Embassy of India (fattest golfer), DHL (team with the highest spirit), Himalayan Bank (first confirmation of participation), Standard Chartered Bank (last confirmation of participation), Nepal Lever (bubbly team), British Embassy (balanced team) Manissa International (all ladies team), KIA motors (first to arrive at the lawn), Humayun of Qatar Airways (tallest golfer).

In all, the competition was participated in by 24 corporate and diplomatic houses. The event was supported by Gulf Air, Air Sahara, The Kathmandu Post, Johnny Walker Black Label, Carlsberg, KIA Motors, Metro Mall, The Boss, Nepali Times and Tag Heuer. Rajiv Malla, general manager at Soaltee Crowne Plaza gave away prizes to the winners.

The team comprising of Biraj, Nikita, Prashant and Thaman won the competition organised for children by Bhotekoshi River Project. Out of the cash award of Rs 10,000, the winners walked away with Rs 5,000 and the rest went to the relief fund.