Sharma and team clinch Pro-Am titlePro Sharma teamed up with amateurs Mahendra Phagami, Samir Acharya and Kashmira Shah scored 153 points. Sharma earned 44 points, Phagami 38 points, Acharya 36 and Shah 35 points.
The team of pro Purna Sharma clinched the Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship Pro-Am at the par-72 Gokarna Golf Club on Sunday.
Pro Sharma teamed up with amateurs Mahendra Phagami, Samir Acharya and Kashmira Shah scored 153 points. Sharma earned 44 points, Phagami 38 points, Acharya 36 and Shah 35 points.
The team comprising pro Sanjay Lama (38) and amateurs Bikash Shah (35), Babu Sherpa (35), and Pratap Bohara (34) collected 142 points to finish runners up. The team of pro Rabi Khadka (38) and amateurs Ang Dendi Sherpa (34), Chandra Limbu (34) and Kishor Basnet (34) stood third with 140 points.
Shah of the winning team also claimed the best scorer trophy among women golfers for her 35 points. Dawa J Sherpa bagged the longest drive and Aarti Rajya Laxmi Rana got the closest to the pin.
Altogether 113 players including 24 pros took part in the Pro-Am event played under stableford 3/4 handicap format. Top pro scorer was automatically teamed with the top three amateurs for the winning team. Similarly, fourth, fifth and sixth amateur scorers were teamed with the second best professional for the runner-up team and those amateurs finishing seventh, eighth and ninth were teamed up with the third best professional for the second runner-up team.
Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd managing director Ravi Kumar Rayavaram, and former managing director Abhimanyu Poddar, among others, gave away the prizes to the winners.
The season-ending event of Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2021-22, the Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship, is scheduled to tee off tomorrow. The tournament carries a cash prize of Rs1.461 million. The winner will get Rs250,000 and the runner-up will get richer by Rs 155,000. Other pros finishing within the top 21 position will also have a share in the cash prize.