Nepal | June 04, 2020

Acharya & Co claim Premier Pro-Am title

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

The Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship Pro-Am title winning team members with Managing Director of Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd Abhimanyu Poddar (centre) in Kathmandu on Friday, May 17, 2019. Photo: Naresh Krishna Shrestha/THT

Kathmandu, May 17

Pro Deepak Acharya and his team of amateurs Sadbhav Acharya, Hridesh Kumar Singh and Kalsang L Sherpa won the Pro-Am title of the Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship here at the Gokarna Golf Club today.

The team finished first with the total score of 166 points. Pro Acharya scored 39 points, while his 12-year-old son Sadbhav played a round of two-over 74 gross on his way to earning 45 points. Other two amateurs in the team, Singh scored 43 points and Sherpa earned 39.

Pro Sachin Bhattarai and amateurs Kashmira Shah, Tendi Sherpa and Rabindra Tiwari came second with the team total of 149 points. Bhattarai and Shah scored 38 points each, while Sherpa and Tiwari earned 37 and 36 points respectively. The team of pro Tashi Ghale (38) and amateurs Bharat Bastakoti (35), Madan Rana (34) and Hemant Thapa (34) came third with the score of 141 points.

Kashmira Shah, who scored 38 points, won the best individual score award in women’s section, while Wangchen Dhondup and Tulasi Bhatta won the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin awards respectively.

Top pro of the day was automatically drawn with three best amateurs to decide the winning team, while second best pro was teamed up with fourth, fifth and sixth amateurs for the runner-up team. Likewise, third-placed pro and amateurs finishing from seventh to ninth positions formed the second runner-up team.

A total of 97 golfers —25 pros and 72 amateurs — participated in the event played under the stableford 3/4 handicap format. Managing Director of Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd. Abhimanyu Poddar, Vice-President, Marketing Dipra Lahiri, President of Nepal PGA Rabindra Man Shrestha, President of Gokarna Golf Club Suhrid Ghimire and Captain Joseph Nathan handed over the prizes to the winners.

On Thursday, Sukra Bahadur Rai won the Surya Nepal Premier — the ninth and final event under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2018-19 — becoming the first amateur golfer to win two major titles in a single season. Rai posted the 72-hole total of 11-under 277 to edge past defending champion pro Bhuwan Nagarkoti by one stroke. Rai had defeated Shivaram Shrestha to win the Surya Nepal Eastern Open for his maiden title in December last year.

Nagarkoti, who failed to win a single title in the season and was behind amateur golfers in two tournaments, claimed the Nepal No 1 pro status after finishing first in the Order of Merit. Shrestha, who skipped the last four events after winning three of the five tournaments, dropped down to second, while Ramesh Adhikari rose to third in Order of Merit after his second-place finish in Tour’s flagship event. Sanjay Lama and Dhana Thapa completed top five in Order of Merit. In a season which was dominated by amateur golfers, Subash Tamang and Tanka Bahadur Karki bagged one title each.


A version of this article appears in print on May 18, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Nepal's ruling party stresses dialogue with India to resolve territorial dispute 

Kathmandu, June 2  Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker Narayan Kaji Shrestha urged India to sit for dialogue with Nepal to resolve Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani issues. He welcomed Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's remark about resolving border disputes with Nepal through dia Read More...

Nepali Congress registers statute amendment bill 

Kathmandu, June 2 The main opposition Nepali Congress today registered a private constitution amendment bill at the Parliament Secretariat seeking to change the constitution's provisions related to citizenship, language, provincial boundaries and formation of a boundary commission. Eight Nepal Read More...

Dhangadi  quarantine

Quarantines in Sudurpaschim bursting at seams 

Dhangadhi, June 2  With the increasing number of returnees from India, the quarantine facilities in Sudupaschim Province are almost packed. The number of migrant workers returning home from India is increasing every day. According to Kailali District Administration Office, around 5,000 Read More...

PCR tests of all quarantined persons fraught with problems 

Kathmandu, June 2  The Ministry of Health and Population said that implementing the Supreme Court’s order to conduct tests for coronavirus on all quarantined persons across the country using polymerase chain reaction method was a daunting task. Earlier, the Supreme Court had issued an order Read More...

India's Modi gets Trump invite to attend G7 summit: ministry

NEW DELHI: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received an invitation from US President Donald Trump to attend the next Group of Seven summit, India's Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. In a telephone call, Modi told Trump New Delhi would be happy to work with the United States Read More...

Ganyapdhura Dadeldhura

Yet another quarantine death reported, woman passed away in Dadeldhura quarantine Wednesday morning

DADELDHURA: A 28-year-old woman that had been staying in a quarantine facility in Ganyapdhura Rural Municipality-2, passed away on Wednesday morning. The woman along with her family had returned from India via Gauriphanta border point in Dhangadhi, four days ago. The deceased, her husband and Read More...

Seti Zonal Hospital in Dhangadhi of Kailali

Seti Hospital refuses to admit new coronavirus patients; five kept in temple

DHANGADHI: Seti Hospital in Sudurpaschim Province has refused to admit five COVID-19 patients owing to the lack of beds in the isolation ward. The 24-bed isolation ward of the hospital is full and there is no place to keep the newly infected. The hospital sent back five infected persons aged 1 Read More...

Internal Revenue Department

Businesses, general public told to clear tax dues by June 7

KATHMANDU, JUNE 2 The government has ordered businesses and individuals to clear taxes and file returns of the current fiscal year by June 7, although businesses have remained shut for almost two-and-a-half months due to the ongoing lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Publishing a noti Read More...