Rai takes two-stroke leadRai is followed by Sanjay Lama, who scored another round of one-under 68 for a total of two-under 136.
Sukra Bahadur Rai took a two-stroke lead before the final round of the Surya Nepal Western Open at the Himalayan Golf Course on Wednesday.
Rai carded three-under 66 for a total of four-under 134 to take the lead.
Rai is followed by Sanjay Lama, who scored another round of one-under 68 for a total of two-under 136. Amateur Subash Tamang scored two-under 67 for a total score of one-under 137 and is third.
Nepal number 1 pro Bhuwan Nagarkoti is at fourth after scoring one-over 70 for a total of two-over 140. Sanjeev Bahadur Nepali shot two-under 67 for a total of four-over 142 and is square with Surya Prasad Sharma, who carded two-over 71 and Bal Bhadra Rai who shot four-over 73.
Binod Tamang is at six-over 144. He played a round of four-over 73. Five golfers are at nine-over 147, Tanka Bahadur Karki (72), Dinesh Prajapati (73), Lt Col Basanta Raj Gurung (75), Niraj Tamang (75) and Bhuwan Kumar Rokka (75).
Amateur Ritesh Tamang is at 10-over 148 along with pros Jayram Shrestha and Dhana Bahadur Tapa. Ritesh played seven-over 76, Jayaram scored three-over 72 and Dhana played seven-over 76.
A total of 51 golfers including 37 pros and 14 amateurs are taking part in the third event of the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2020-21.
The total cash purse of the tournament is Rs735,000. The top three pros will receive Rs130,000, Rs84,000 and Rs60,000 respectively.