Kathmandu, June 8
Rishav Raj Acharya won the title of the Himalayan Bank Amex Golf Tournament here at the Royal Nepal Golf Club today.
Played under stableford 3/4 handicap format, the six-handicap amateur golfer Acharya accumulated 39 points to finish first on count back after being tied on 39 points with Sailesh Shanghai and Bharat Bastakoti. Acharya scored 20 points on the back nine, while Shanghai and Bastakoti earned 18 each. With the trophy, Acharya return tickets to Bangkok for a couple.
The 13-handicapper Shanghai finished as runner-up, while Jiwan Limbu was second runner-up with 36 points. Bastakoti, who plays with five handicap, won the gross section title with 34 points and received return ticket to Bangkok.
Kalyani Moktan claimed the women’s section trophy with the score of 34 points, while Rekha Ghimire came second with 32. Bijay Moktan won the super senior section title with 35 points. Bijay Bahadur Shrestha bagged senior category trophy with 36 points, while Maj Krishna K Ale came second with 35 points. The winners of women, senior and super senior sections received return tickets to Pokhara for couples.
Likewise, Sadbhav Acharya won the junior section title on count back after he was tied 17 points with Jaybir Acharya and Vivaan Poudyal. Jaybir came second and Vivaan was third, also on count back.
Gautan Sayami was the winner among Amex card holders with 35 points, while Nischaya Jung Rayamajhi bagged the guest section title with 38 points and he also claimed most birdies award with a total of four birdies.
Shashwat Bastakoti also won the sixth position prize handed over to mark the sixth anniversary of Amex. Swadesh Gurung and Prachanda Bahadur Shrestha won the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin awards respectively.
In all, 116 golfers took part in the two-day event. Chairman of Himalayan Bank Ltd Manoj Bahadur Shrestha, Directors Bijay Bahadur Shrestha and RK Pote, CEO Ashoke SJB Rana and RNGC President Prachanda Bahadur Shrestha handed over the prizes to the winners.
A version of this article appears in print on June 09, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.