By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – Surya Nepal NPGA Tour Championship, the seventh event of the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2021-22, will tee off on Monday at Gokarna Golf Club. According to the organisers, the four-day event will be played over 72 holes from May 9 and conclude on May 12. Cut will be applied after completion of 36 holes, reads a statement issued by Deepak Acharya, general secretary of Professional Golfers Association of Nepal.
Top 21 pros and ties will make their journey to the final 36 holes along with top six amateurs and those who survive the pro cut, the statement added.
According to Acharya, 32 professional golfers will test their skills for a total prize money of Rs 775,000. The winner of the event will bag Rs 135000, the runner –up will earn Rs 88,000 and the third position holder will get Rs 65000. Top 21 places and ties will earn prize money.
According to the organisers, top professionals including Sukra Bahadur Rai, Bhuwan Nagarkoti, Jayaram Shrestha, Sanjay Lama, Dhana Thapa, Rame Thapa, and Rabi Khadka are expected to show some top-class golf over the next few days. Double gold medalist of the13th South Asian Games Subash Tamang will be another top contender. “Along with him Sadbhav Acharya, Tashi Tshring, Wangchen Dhondup and Vijay Shrestha Einhaus should bring in some great scores.”
Rabindra Man Shrestha, president of NPGA said, “Performance this year has been very exhilarating both from amateurs and professionals. There has been a fierce competition, which is fantastic for the growth of the sport. At the outset, I express my sincere gratitude to our sponsor Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd for their continued sponsorship to the sport.”