Thursday, January 20, 2022

Surya Nepal Eastern Open: Sukra wins Surya Nepal Eastern Open


Dharan, 30 December (2021) - Local pro Sukra Bahadur Rai won the Surya Nepal Eastern Open Golf Tournament, the second event under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2021-22, at the par-70 Dharan Golf Club Sunsari on Wednesday.

Sukra carded one-over 71 on the cold, windy and rainy final round for a total score of one-under 209 to register comfortable five-strokes victory over amateur Subash Tamang. With the win Sukra got Rs. 135,000. Subash carded a round of two-under 68 for a total score of four-over 214 to lift the amateur trophy.  

Fellow local pro Mani Rai was second among the professional and earned Rs. 88,000. He carded five-over 75 for a total score of seven-over 217. Another local pro, Niraj Tamang was third among professionals with the total score of nine-over 219 after carding disastrous eight-over 78, he pocketed Rs. 65,000. Sanjay Lama was fourth with the total score of 10-over 220 after scoring four-over 74 today and bagged Rs. 53,500. 

Sabin Sapkota (75) and Rabi Khadka (82) shared fifth position at the total score of 11-over 221 and got RS. 42,500 each.  

Amateur Yubaraj Bhujel was second among amateurs with the total score of 13-over 223 and Sadbhav Acharya finished third at 17-over 227. 

Jayaram Shrestha carded two-under 68 today for a total of 13-over 223 to earn Rs. 36,000. He had barely survived the cut yesterday at 15-over 155. 

Tanka Bahadur Karki, Bhuwan Nagarkoti, Bhuwan Kumar Rokka and Dinesh Prajapati were tied eighth at 14-over 224 and earned Rs. 30,000 each.  

A total of 48 golfers, including 30 pros and 18 amateurs, took part in the 54-hole tournament organised by Nepal PGA under the sponsorship of Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. that carried a purse of Rs 775,000 and top 21 pros received their share of cash prizes. Mayor of Dharam Sub- Metropolitan Tilak Rai, Nepal Police AIG Hari Pal, Asst. Brand Manager of Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. Navin Saroj and Dharan Golf Club President Birendra Bikram Limbu handed over the prizes to the winners of the tournament. 

The tournament will end with the Pro-Am event on Thursday with total of 65 golfers, 13 professionals and 48 Amateurs.