Dong wins Qatar Airways Golf title by one stroke

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Nov 22, 2014-

Tashi Tshiring Dong edged Ang Dorjee Sherpa and Capt Norbu Sherpa by one stroke to win the Qatar Airways Open Golf Tournament on Saturday.

Playing with three handicap at the Gokarna Forest Resort, Tashi scored 39 points in his slim victory. Ang Dorjee Sherpa finished runner-up with 38 points. Capt Norbu took best gross award with 34 points. Tashi also won the most birdies award by carding five on Hole No. 1, 3, 7, 11 and 14. Puspa Rai won the ladies category with 31 points and Sandhya Rai was second on count back with 24 points. Lt Gen (retd) Toran Jung Bahadur Singh bagged senior winner award for age 60 and above.

Devsari Rana won the best junior golfer award. Lobsang Dong (Ola) won the closest to the pin on Hole No. 10 and Ojaswi CB Singh won longest drive on 18th. A total of 105 players took part in the tournament played under a stableford format with 3/4 handicap. Country Manager of Qatar Airways Ramdas Shivram, President of Gokarna Golf Club Suhrid Ghimire, Airport Service Manager of Qatar Airways VK Chandra Mohan, and Sales Manager Rohan Bhadgaonkar gave away the prizes to the winners of the tournament. Both men and ladies winner bagged air tickets to Doha and Dubai.

Published: 23-11-2014 09:49

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