Prajapati and Adhikari to battle in NPGA Match Play title clashEarlier, top seeds were knocked out in the quarter-final matches. No 1 Sukra Bahadur Rai, No 2 Bhuvan Nagarkoti, third seeded Jayaram Shrestha and fifth-ranked Rabi Khadka faced defeats.
Dinesh Prajapati and Ramesh Adhikari advanced into the final of the Surya Nepal NPGA Match Play, the third event under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2022-23, at the Royal Nepal Golf Club on Wednesday.
Seventh-ranked Dinesh defeated eighth-ranked Dhana Bahadur Prajapati 2&1, and No 13 Adhikari beat No 10 Bhuwan Kumar Rokka 2&1 in the semi-finals. Dinesh and Adhikari will fight for the title in a 36-hole contest on Thursday, while Dhana and Rokka will play for third place over 18 holes.
Earlier, top seeds were knocked out in the quarter-final matches. No 1 Sukra Bahadur Rai, No 2 Bhuvan Nagarkoti, third seeded Jayaram Shrestha and fifth-ranked Rabi Khadka faced defeats.
Rokka stunned top seed Rai 3&1, while Dhana ousted defending champion Nagarkoti 3&2. Adhikari saw off Khadka 3&2 and Dinesh recorded a 3&2 victory over Shrestha.
The tournament carries a cash purse of Rs250,000. The winner will receive Rs60,000, while the runner-up will get Rs42,000. Third and fourth placed pros will earn Rs32,000 and Rs24,000 respectively. Four losing quarter-finalists will get Rs11,000 each, while the eight pros who were eliminated from the first round will receive Rs 6,000 each.