KATHMANDU: Capt Nima Lama won the Royal Nepal Golf Club (RNGC) Anniversary Cup Golf Tournament here at the RNGC today.
Played under Stableford 7/8 handicap format, Lama scored 35 points to claim the title. Maj M B Limbu ended up second with 32 points on count back after he was tied with Indra Thapa, who finished second runner-up.
DT Sherpa and Mithun Rai scored 34 points each to take the gross winner and runner-up awards respectively. Mithun Rai also won the men’s longest drive award on Hole No 13.
Sumitra Dayananda claimed the ladies section title after she scored 33 points while Shastika Shrestha earned 29 to win the runner-up award. Shastika also bagged the longest drive award on Hole No 13.
Pawitra Yakthumba scored 28 points to finish third in the ladies section. Pawitra also clinched the closest to the pin award on Hole No 15.
Maj NK Rai triumphed in the senior section with 32 points while KG Shrestha came second with 30 points on count back. KJ Baral
was declared the Octogenarian winner. Jong Yoon Jeon took the guests section award with 35 points.
Neeraj SJB Rana scored most birdies while Shree Jay Acharya won the closest to the pin award on Hole No 15.
Krishna Chandra Acharya was adjudged the most hard-working golfer. South Korean Ambassador to Nepal Hong Sung Mog and President of the Nepal Golf Association Vinode SJB Rana gave away prizes to the winners.
Korean envoy hands over golf kits
KATHMANDU: South Korean Ambassador to Nepal Hong Sung Mog on Saturday handed over 20 sets of golf kits worth $30,000 to the Nepal Golf Association (NGA) for the youth golf development programme in Nepal. NGA President Vinode SJB Rana received the sets. The Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) and Korean Golf Association (KGA) President Kwang Soo Hur had provided NGA with the assistance through the Korean Embassy. “When the APGC delegation last visited Nepal in July, Hur committed 20 golf sets to the NGA,” said the NGA General Secretary Tashi Ghale. Ghale also informed that NGA have requested the KGA to send a coach to Nepal for the 11th South Asian Games slated for January 29 to February 9 next year in Dhaka. — HNS