KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29
Dhundul Namgyal won the Nepal Tourism Cup Golf Tournament here at the Gokarna Golf Club today.
Played under stableford 3/4 handicap format, the 10-handicap amateur golfer Namgyal accumulated 41 points to finish first in nett section. Narendra Gurung finished as runner-up with 38 points after Wangchen Dhondup chose the gross section title under one-playerone-trophy rule.
Dhondup carded bogey-free four-under 68 accumulating 40 points to finish first in gross section. He also bagged the most birdies award with four birdies. Sushma Koirala lifted the women's section title with 33 points, while Kashmira Shah finished second with 30 points.
Honorary Consul of Mongolia, TG Shrestha won the senior section trophy with 34 points, while Suhrid Ghimire (33) came second. Tashi Dong and Surendra Phuyal bagged the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin trophies respectively.
A total of 80 golfers from corporate and diplomatic sector took part in the event organised by Nepal Golf Association to mark the World Tourism Day.
On Tuesday, Subash Tamang and Maj Nischaya Jung Rayamajhi of Tribhuvan Army Officers Golf Club won the team event on count back after being tied on 12-over 300 with Gokarna Golf Club, which was represented by Tashi Tshiring and Sadbhav Acharya.
Ajit BK and Prajwal Gurung of Himalayan Golf Course came third at 49-over 337, followed by Yubaraj Bhujel and Hitraj Limbu of Dharan Golf Club (340) and Mithun Rai and Suraj Shrestha of Royal Nepal Golf Club (341) in the 36-hole competition.
National Sports Council Member Secretary Ramesh Kumar Silwal, DCM at Embassy of Qatar Khalid Abdullah Al-Ibrahim, Nepal Tourism Board CEO Dhananjay Regmi, NGA President Tashi Ghale, Gokarna Golf Club President Suhrid Ghimire , Captain Joseph Nathan and Nepal Mountain Sports Federation President Govinda Bhattarai gave away prizes to the winners. The tournament was supported by NTB, National Sports Council, Gokarna Forest Resort, Samsung, Kelme, Gorkha Brewery and Everest Beverage Processing.
A version of this article appears in the print on September 30 2021, of The Himalayan Times.