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Surya Nepal Challenge: Sanjay and Bhuwan tied for the lead after second day

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Kathmandu, 20 April (2022) -  Sanjay Lama and Bhuwan Kumar Rokka are tied for the lead after the second round of the Surya Nepal Challenge, the sixth event under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2021-22, at the par-68 Royal Nepal Golf Club on Wednesday. 

Sanjay carded six-under 62 today whereas Bhuwan scored second successive four-under 68 for 36-hole total score of eight-under 128. Surya Prasad Sharma is one shot behind the leaders after he carded four-under 68 today for a total score of seven-under 129. Deepak Magar is one-stroke further at six-under 130 after he carded two-under 66 today. 

Bhuwan Nagarkoti and overnight leader Rabi Khadka are at five-under 131, Bhuwan carded two-under 66 and Rabi played one-over 69. 

Dinesh Prajapati, Niraj Tamang, and Amateur Subash Tamang are at three-under 133. Dinesh scored four-under 64 whereas Niraj and Subash carded one-under 67. 

Jayaram Shrestha and Dhana Bahadur Thapa are at one-under 135, Jayaram played a round of three-under 65 today and Dhana scored two-under 66. 

Sanjay on his bogey-free round carded birdies on first and fourth holes for a two-under 32 on the front nine. He carded four-under 30 on the second half with help of birdies on 12th, 13th, 16th and 18th holes. 

Bhuwan started with birdies on first two-holes then added birdies on fourth and fifth holes then dropped shots on sixth and seventh holes before adding a birdie on the eight hole for three-under 33. On the back nine, he carded birdies on 14th and 18th holes against a bogey on the 11th hole for one-under 33. 

Surya Prasad Sharma carded two-under 23 on each side, he carded birdies on first, second, fourth, eighth and ninth holes against triple-bogey on the fifth hole on the front nine. On the back nine, he made birdies on 10th and 15th holes, sank an eagle on 13th hole but dropped shots on 14th and 18th holes.  

Deepak scored two-under 32 on the front nine with birdies on first, fourth and eighth holes against bogey on the fifth hole. On the back nine, he carded birdie on the 13th hole against 15th hole for even-par 34. 

Bhuwan (Nagarkoti) made eight straight pars before making bogey on the ninth hole for one-over 35 on the front nine. On he back nine, he scored birdies on 10th, 13th and 14th hole for three-under 31. 

Rabi started with a birdie on the first hole, then had a bad run of bogeys on the second and third holes, he further made double-bogey on the fourth hole before closing with a birdie on the ninth for two-over 34. On the back nine, he made birdies on 11th and 13th hole against bogey on the 12th hole for one-under 33. 

On the amateur front, Suresh Tamang is distant second at six-over 142 after he carded one-over 69 today. Shaswat Pradhan is third at nine-over 145 after carding three-over 71 today. 

22 professionals made the cut at nine-over 145. Top six amateurs also will play the final 36 holes.  

A total of 60 players -- 38 pros and 22 amateurs -- are taking part in the four-day tournament organized by Nepal PGA under the sponsorship of Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd. Out of the total cash purse of Rs 545,000, the top three pros will receive Rs 100,000, Rs 65,000 and Rs 46,000 respectively. 

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