Bhandari wins golf title

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Kathmandu, September 27

Prince Bhandari won the World Tourism Day Cup Golf Tournament title here at the Gokarna Golf Club today.

Prince Bhandari (right) receiving the trophy after the World Tourism Day Cup Golf Tournament in Kathmandu on Friday, September 27, 2019. Photo: THT

Played under stableford 3/4 handicap format, the 17-year-old amateur golfer Bhandari accumulated 40 points to finish first ahead in nett section. Along with the trophy, Bhandari received air tickets and accommodation along with golf rounds in Bangkok from Thai Airways.

Kishan Agrawal came second with 37 points, while Hari Thapa was third on count back after he was tied on 36 points with Tashi Dong. Surendra Phuyal finished fifth with 35 points. Wangchen Dhondup won the gross section title on count back after he was tied on 35 points with Tashi Tshiring and Tashi Dong. Dhondup scored 19 points on back nine, while Tshiring and Dong earned 18 and 17 points respectively.

Maj Gen Daman Ghale bagged the senior section award with 36 points, while Kashmira Shah lifted the women’s category trophy with 28 points. Vijay Shrestha claimed the most birdies award, while Surendra Phuyal and Tashi Tshiring bagged the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin trophies respectively.

A total of 71 golfers — including 30 from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and South Korea — took part in the tournament organised by Nepal Golf Association to promote Visit Nepal Year 2020. Nepal Tourism Board was the main sponsor of the tournament which was supported by Thai Airways, Gokarna Forest Resort, Royal Singi Hotel, Ballantine’s, Warsteiner and Kia Motors.

State Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Dhana Bahadur Budha, Tan Sri Aseh from Malaysia, General Manager of Thai Airways Narintorn Sukhaseam, Captain of Gokarna Golf Club Joseph Nathan and NGA President Tashi Ghale handed over the prizes to the winners.


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