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Defending Champion Dinesh and Jayaram enter final
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Defending Champion Dinesh and Jayaram enter final

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Defending champion Dinesh Prajapati and Jayram Shrestha advanced to the final of the Surya Nepal NPGA Match Play, the second event under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2023-24, at the Royal Nepal Golf Club on Thursday. Third-seeded Dinesh defeated Rame Magar 3&2, while fourth-seeded Jayram beat ninth-seeded Bhuwan Kumar Rokka (1-up) on the final hole in the semi-final matches. Dinesh was 2-up after the first nine holes against Rame and completed an easy victory with two holes remaining. Jayaram was 1-up after nine holes but Bhuwan hit back to take a one-hole lead after 15 holes. Jayram bounced back to win the 16th and 17th holes to regain the lead and emerged victorious after the players halved the final hole. Dinesh and Jayram will contest i...
Surya Nepal NPGA Match Play to tee off on Wednesday
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Surya Nepal NPGA Match Play to tee off on Wednesday

Kathmandu - The second event under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2023-24, Surya Nepal NPGA Match Play is set to tee off at the Royal Nepal Golf Club from Wednesday. Bhuwan Nagarkoti. (File Pic.) Top 16 professional golfers in the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2022-23 Order of Merit are eligible to participate in the tournament. As four pros in top 16 have opted out of the tournament, players up to ranking 20 have been included for the first round. Nepal No. 1 Sukra Bahadur Rai, 14th ranked Tanka Bahadur Karki, 15th ranked Bal Bhadra Rai and 16th ranked Kamal Tamang have pulled out citing personal reasons. No 2 pro in last season's Order of Merit, Bhuwan will be the top-seeded golfer in the event, while No 17 Deepak Magar, No 18 Toran Bikram Shahi, No 19 Pradeep Kumar Lama, and No 20 Ram K...
Ruslan Set To Host Golf Tournament At RNGC
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Ruslan Set To Host Golf Tournament At RNGC

Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) - Royal Nepal Gold Club is all set to (RNGC) is all set to host the Ruslan Golf Tournament later this week. Ruslan informed about the tournament through a program on Wednesday afternoon. Ruslan, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, is all set to host the tournament in RNGC. The two-day tournament will be held on Karthik 17 and 18 (November 3 and 4). Nepal's oldest golf course, RNGC, is operating in its 107th year. 130 golfers will be participating in the tournament. Club members, as well as representatives of the sponsors, will also be allowed to participate in the tournament. Winners in 12 different categories will be awarded, according to the organizers. Sirhar Rana, director of the main sponsors of the tournament, Jawalakhel Ground of Indust...
Shyam defends Top of the World Golf Classic title
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Shyam defends Top of the World Golf Classic title

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Reigning Champion Shyam Tamang defended the title of the Top of the World Golf Classic at the Mustang Golf Club in Lomanthang on Saturday. Shyam accumulated 19 points to finish first in the second edition of the nine-hole competition played under the Stableford full handicap format. He previously won the inaugural edition of the competition last year, which was also the inauguration of the course situated at an altitude of 4650 meters from the sea level. Lila Jang Gurung came behind Shyam with 18 points. Rabin Rana won the best gross award on countback. Rabin was tied with Yam Rana and PB Rai on 11 points. Bala Ram Thapa won the senior section title with 16 points. Juny Gurung was the women’s section winner with 15 points, while Susma Singh ca...
2nd Top of the World Golf Classic on Saturday
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2nd Top of the World Golf Classic on Saturday

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The second edition of the Top of the World Golf Classic at the Mustang Golf Club is set to take place on Saturday in Lomanthang. 29 golfers will tee off at the highest golf course in the world in the prestigious event on Saturday. Due to the high altitude, the event will be played over nine holes under the Stableford format. The prizes will be awarded to the overall winner, runner-up, best gross, women's winner, closest to the pin, and the longest drive. Golfers can also be in a unique prize, a horse for Hole-In-One on Hole No. 6. Mustang Golf Course, which was inaugurated last year, is situated at an altitude of 4650 meters, making it the highest golf course in the world. Managing Director of Mustang Golf Course, Indra Dhara Bista welcom...
Tashi wins third edition of Surya Nepal Gokarna Monthly Medal
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Tashi wins third edition of Surya Nepal Gokarna Monthly Medal

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Tashi Tshiring Dong won the third edition of the Surya Nepal Gokarna Monthly Medal at the Gokarna Golf Club on Saturday. Playing with one handicap Tashi carded six-under 66 nett. He carded birdies on the third, fourth, ninth, 10th and 12th holes additionally sank an eagle on the seventh hole against a double-bogey on the 17th hole. From left, Dr. Sameer Aryal, Tashi Tshiring, Tashi Tshiring Dong, Ashray Basnyat AIG Hari Bahadur Pal and Dr Sameer Aryal were tied for second place with a score of four-under 68 nett. Hari finished runner-up on the count-back system with the back nine net scores of 33.5 against 34 of Sameer using their respective handicap. Tashi Tshiring bagged the best gross award due to a rule - one player, one major prize-, he car...
Sardesai takes charge of Nepal National Golf Team
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Sardesai takes charge of Nepal National Golf Team

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - The Nepal Golf Association (NGA) on Monday appointed former Indian professional golfer Tarun Sardesai as head coach of the Nepal National Golf Team. Head of Instruction at the Tarun Sardesai Golf Academy, Sardesai was appointed the coach for the upcoming 19th Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 6. Likewise, NGA Youth Development Director Deepak Acharya has been given the responsibility to assist Sardesai in the national team. The Nepali team has already started closed-camp training at the Tarun Sardesai Golf Academy in Bangalore and they will remain at the academy till September 20. The men's team includes pro-Sukra Bahadur Rai and amateurs Subash Tamang, Sadbhav Acharya, and Yubraj Bhujel. Moreover, Kashm...
Amateur Sadbhav takes sole lead after Day-III
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Amateur Sadbhav takes sole lead after Day-III

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Amateur golfer Sadbhav Acharya took the sole lead after the third round of the Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship, the eighth and final event under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2022-23, at the par-72 Gokarna Golf Club on Thursday. Sadbhav carded his second straight seven-under 65 on the third day to post the 54-hole total of 16-under 200. He is two-stroke ahead of fellow national team member Subash Tamang, who carded five-under 67 for 14-under 202. Pro Neeraj Tamang carded two-under 70 to remain third at eight-under 208 while defending champion Sukra Bahadur Rai was further one stroke down at fourth after he carded one-under 71. Dinesh Prajapati and Bhuvan Nagarkoti are tied for fifth at five under 211. Dinesh carded four-under 68, while money-...
Amateurs duo Sadbhav and Subash share lead after Day-II
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Amateurs duo Sadbhav and Subash share lead after Day-II

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu- Amateur golfers Sadbhav Acharya and Subash Tamang shared the lead after the second round of the Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship, the eighth and final event under the Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship, at the par-72 Gokarna Golf Club on Wednesday. Sadbhav carded seven-under 65 on the second day to level with Subash, who played even-par 72, at nine-under 135. They are three strokes ahead of pros Neeraj Tamang and defending champion Sukra Bahadur Rai, who are tied for third at six-under 138. Neeraj produced the best card of the day, carding eight under 64, while Nepal No 1 pro Sukra carded five under 67. Money leader Bhuvan Nagarkoti and Toran Bikram Shahi shared the fifth position at four under 140. Bhuvan carded four-under 68 and Toran ...
India’s Sumit wins Nepal Amateur Open leaving Subash behind by one stroke
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India’s Sumit wins Nepal Amateur Open leaving Subash behind by one stroke

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Indian amateur golfer Sumit Kotwal clinched the title of 9th Nepal Amateur leaving Nepal's number one amateur golfer Subash Tamang behind by one stroke at the par-72 Gokarna Forest Golf Resort on Wednesday. Sumit carded one-under 71 for the 54-hole total of 13-under 203, while Subash finished second at 12-under 204 after he carded two-under 70 in the third and final round. Another Nepali golfer, Sadbhav Acharya produced the best card of the day scoring three-under 69 and he came third at 10-under 206. India’s Varun Muthappa (72) was fourth at two-under 214, while Bhutan’s Ugen Dorji (77) and Nepal’s Tashi Tsering (75) shared the fifth place at one-over 217. Nepal’s Wangchen Dhondup (73) was seventh at two-over 218, Bangladesh’s Md Sumon (74) ca...
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