Suraj Shrestha takes the lead after the first day of the Ang Tshiring Memorial Golf Tournament here at Gokarna Forest Golf Resort.
Suraj Shrestha took the lead after the first day of the Ang Tshiring Memorial Golf Tournament at Gokarna Forest Golf Resort. Shrestha playing with 11 handicap, carded 39 points to take a one-point lead over Dawa J Sherpa, eight handicapped golfer Sherpa scored 38 points.
Surendra Phuyal led the best gross category with 33 points and Mithun Rai was at 32 gross points. Brig Gen Dilip Rayamajhi led the senior category of 60 years and above scoring31 points, Maj Gen Vijoy Moktan scored 30 points. Kashmira Shah won the ladies category with 38 points playing with eight handicaps, Gita Gurung came second with 32 points, and famous lady golfer Pratima Sherpa came third with 31 points. All lady golfers played on the first day.
Samir Acharya led the longest drive, Surendra Phuyal led on the closest to the pin and Dawa J Sherpa led the most birdies with four birdies and one eagle. A special prize was kept on the 13th hole for being Late Ang Tshiring Sherpa’s favorite hole, Shyam Tamang was closest to the hole and led the category.
Earlier today Mrs. Chanda Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and wife of late Mr. Ang Tshiring Sherpa inaugurated the tournament by hitting an inaugural shot. All golfers observed a minute of silence before starting the tournament. A total of 76 golfers took part in the tournament today and 82 golfers were scheduled to tee off the next day. The tournament played over Stableford format with ¾ handicap is jointly organized by Yeti Airlines, Tara Air, and Gokarna Forest Resort.
Himalaya Airlines, Air Dynasty, Yeti Mountain Home, Kasara Resort, Moksha Mustang, and Ker and Downey are supporting the event. Prize presentation ceremony is scheduled after the completion of the tournament at 2:00 pm on 6th of March at Gokarna Forest Resort.