Rana wins golf title

KATHMANDU: Madan Rana won the first edition title of the Ruslan Monthly Medal Golf Tournament here at the Royal Nepal Golf Club on Saturday.

Played under stroke play full handicap format, the 13-handicap amateur golfer Rana claimed the trophy on count back after he was tied on 67 nett with Sanjay Poudyal and Lobsang T Gurung. Rana scored three-over 37 on the back nine, while 13-handicap Poudyal had 38 and six-handicap Gurung played 36. Poudyal finished second and Gurung came third. Pratima Sherpa won the gross section award with the score of 72.

In all, 54 golfers competed in the first edition of the tournament. A total of 10 medal rounds will be played in the tournament.

Former RNGC President Madhukar Yakthumba among others handed over the prizes to the winners.