Tamang, Rai take the lead in Faldo Series Nepal Championship

- Sports Bureau, Kathmandu

Jan 8, 2019-

Subash Tamang produced the best card of one-under 71 on the first day of the CMS Faldo Series Nepal Championship at the Gokarna Golf Club on Monday.

Held in three categories, Tamang leads the Under-16 age group categories. Tamang’s even-par 36 on the front nine included a bogey on the second and a birdie on the sixth hole. The 16-year-old’s one-under 35 card included a bogey on the 12th and birdies on the par-5 15th and par-3 16th hole. 

Binod Tamang was a distant second in the U-16 category with the score of four-over 76, while Sam Doublard and Ritesh Tamang were tied third at 7-over 79.

Sukra Bahadur Rai, who pulled off a stunning victory to clinch Surya Nepal Eastern Open pro title as an amateur last month, leads the U-21 category with two-over 74. Rai carded three-over 79 on the front nine but recovered on his back nine holes with one-under 35. 

Rai is six strokes ahead of Bipin Tamang. Suman Nepal is a stroke further behind at nine-over 80. Prativa Rai leads the girls’ category with 13-over 85 followed by Kashmira Shah at 17-over 89 and Juny Gurung at 23-over 95. In all, 26 juniors golfers aged 12 to 21-year-old are taking part in the tournament. 

The winner of each of the three age-group categories will earn tickets to the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final to be hosted by Sir Nick Faldo at Laguna Lang Co in Danang, Vietnam, in March, 2019.

Published: 08-01-2019 07:31

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