Sixth Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup played in Kathmandu

  •   2018-05-13       nepaltraveller.com

Turkish Airlines brought its ever-growing Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup to Gokarna Forest Resort Kathmandu on the 12th May 2018. Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup has more than 8,000 invited guests competing in more than 100 tournaments around the world.

Turkish Airlines is firmly committed to the aspirational vision of sporting competition and trusts in its ability to unite people from different nations. The Kathmandu event was well supported by the local business community and leading businessmen were among the competitors at Gokarna Forest Resort. 

Among the competitors was Pratima Sherpa who recently put golf in Nepal on the map. This year’s tournament is backed by The Financial Times, National, Titanic Hotels and clothing partner Ruck & Maul. The winners of the qualifiers progress to the Grand Finals in Antalya in November and have the chance to secure a place in the Turkish Airlines Open pro-am.

Madhav Acharya will represent Kathmandu there after winning the competition with 43 points, while Madhav Simkhada was runner-up, Kishan Agrawal was third. The Nearest the Pin competition on the 10th hole was won by Mahendra Mainali for the men and Sunny Lee for the women. Tashi Tshering won the lowest gross score with 40 points. 
“We would like to thank all of our guests who made the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup here in Kathmandu a huge success,” Abdullah Tuncer Kecec?, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Kathmandu, said. 
“Once again, it was a fantastic tournament in the TAWGC series and congratulations to our winner, Madhav Acharya. We wish him the best of luck in Antalya.”