Lama claims Surya Nepal Monthly Medal

Kathmandu, May 21

Phintso Ongdi Lama won the third-edition title of the Surya Nepal Gokarna Monthly Medal Golf Tournament at the Gokarna Golf Club today.

Played under stroke play full handicap format, the 10-handicap amateur golfer carded four-under 68 to claim the nett section trophy. Sonam Norbu Lama, who played with 12-handicap allowance, came second with the score of three-under 69, while Maj Gen (retd) Mahesh B Karki was third on count back after he was tied with Babu Sherpa at one-over 73.

Vijay Shrestha Einhaus claimed the gross section trophy with the score of four-over 76, while Shreeyog Basnyat won the junior category title with the score of five-under 67 nett. In all, 32 golfers took part in the third edition of the tournament sponsored by Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd. President of Gokarna Golf Club Suhrid Ghimire handed over the prizes to the winners.

With the victory, Lama moved to second position in the nett category table with 210 points, behind leader Lt Gen (retd) KNS Thapa (240). Dr Bhagwan Koirala is third with 200 points, while Tendi Sherpa, Rekha Ghimire and Sonam Norbu Lama share the fourth position with 130 points.

In gross section, Einhaus earned the share of lead with SSP Rajendra Shrestha and Tendi Sherpa on 50 points, while Phintso Ongdi Lama is fourth with 40 points. Andy Murray and KNS Thapa are joint fifth with 30 points. In junior section, Tenzin Yoden Lama and Devasri Rana share the lead with 80 points, while Shreeyog Basnet moved to third with 50 points, followed by Arnav Shah (40) and Mayank Dahal (30).