Tamang takes lead after third roundThe SAG gold medallist carded three-under 69 for a total of 15-under 201 to take a two-stroke lead over Nagarkoti.
Subash Tamang on Wednesday took a two-stroke lead over Bhuwan Nagarkoti after the third round of the Surya Nepal NPGA Tour Championship, the seventh event of Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2021-22, at the Gokarna Golf Club in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
Amateur Tamang carded three-under 69 for a total score of 15-under 201. Nagarkoti was at 13-under 203 after he carded one-under 71.
Sukra Bahadur Rai sits third after scoring one-under 71 for a total of eight-under 208. Rabi Khadka played a round of even-par 72 to stay in the fourth position with the total score of six-under 210. Amateur Sadbhav Acharya is fifth with the score of four-under 212. He carded a round of three-over 75. Dinesh Prajapati scored one-over 73 for a total of two-under 214 to stay sixth.
Niraj Tamang, Jayaram Shrestha, Dhana Bahadur Thapa and Ramesh Adhikari are at even-par 216. Tamang played a round of two-under 70, Shrestha and Thapa carded even-par 72, and Adhikari shot seven-over 79.
Sanjay Lama is 11th at one-over 217. He played a round of one-under 71. Bhuwan Kumar Rokka is at two-over 218 after a round of one-over 73. Wangchen Dhondup is at three-over 217 after carding even-par 72. Rame Magar is at five-over 221 after playing a round of six-over 78. Kamal Tamang is at six-over 222 after a round of eight-over 80.
Tamang, the 13th South Asian Games double gold medallist, carded one-under 35 on the front nine with birdies on the third and the sixth holes against a bogey on the second hole. On the back nine, he made birdies on the 10th, 11th, 12th 15th and 16th holes but faced a double-bogey on the 14th and bogey on the last hole for a two-under 34.
Nagarkoti played one-under 35 on the front nine with birdies on the third and the seventh holes against a bogey on the eighth hole. On the back nine, he sank birdies on the 11th and 12th holes but scored a double-bogey on the 16 hole for even-par 36.
Rai played two-under 34 on the front nine with birdies on the third and the ninth holes. On the back nine, he scored birdies on the 12th, 14th and 15th holes but faced bogeys on the 11th and 17th holes before closing with double-bogey at the last for one-over 37.
A total of 32 professional golfers and 12 amateurs are taking part in the tournament. The event carries a purse of Rs 775,000, with the winner taking home Rs135,000. The runner-up will earn Rs 88,000 and the third-placed finisher will bag a purse of Rs65,000. Golfers finishing in the top 21 places will also earn the prize money.