Nathan wins golf tourney

KATHMANDU: Joseph Nathan accumulated 70 net points to win the Surya Nepal Gokarna Monthly Medal Tournament here at the Gokarna Golf Club today. Playing with 17 handicap allowances, Nathan scored 39 on the front and 48 on the back nine for a total of 87 points.

Three golfers — BB Shrestha, Wangchen Dhondup and Greesh Bindra — were tied at 72 points each. Shrestha claimed the second spot on better back nine scores. Shrestha scored 45 and 43 on the front and back nine.

Dhondup came third on count back with Bindra. Dhondup scored 36 and 38 on the front and back nines respectively. Rabindra Man Shrestha (74) completed the top five. Director of Gokarna Forest Resort Suman Sachdev gave away the prizes to the winners.