Monday, June 27, 2022

Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship tees off on Monday at Gokarna


Kathmandu, 22 May (2022) - The final event of the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2021-22, Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship will tee off today at Gleneagles Design, Gokarna Golf Club. The event will be played over 72 holes from 23rd to 26th May. There will be a cut applied after 2 rounds (36 holes). Only top 21 pros and ties will make their journey to the final 36 holes along with top six amateurs and ties and those who make the professional cut. 

Over 40 professional golfers will test their skills for whooping prize money of Rs 1.461 Million. Winner of this grand finale of the season will be richer by Rs 250,000, runner-up will get Rs 155,000, Third place will earn Rs 110,000, Fourth place will take home Rs. 95,000 and fifth place will pocket Rs 87,000. Others inside the top 21 will earn prize money. 12 Amateurs will rub shoulders with the professionals in this tournament. 

Prize money leaders Bhuwan Nagarkoti, Jayaram Shrestha, Sukra Bahadur Rai, along with 13th south asian games double gold medalist Subash Tamang are strong contenders of the event. Sadbhav Acharya, Tashi Tshiring, Wangchen Dhondup are vying for the amateur's trophy. 

Pro-am of the Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship is scheduled for Sunday, 22nd May 20222. 20 professional golfers and 75 amateurs will tee off in an exciting format which allows corporate level amateur golfers much needed exposure. 

Rabindra Man Shrestha, president of NPGA said, “This season ending event carries the biggest purse ever in the local tournament, I see a lot of enthusiasm on the players as they are practicing very hard to finish well in the competition. Once again I would like to thank our sponsor Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. for providing this opportunity for our top golfers of the country and their untiring commitment for the growth of the sport in Nepal.”