Amateur Tamang clinches Surya Nepal Premier GolfThe top amateur plays a card of seven-under 65 on the final day to grab his fifth major title with a total score of 21-under 267.
Amateur golfer Subash Tamang on Friday clinched the Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship with a card of seven-under 65 on the final day to walk away with eighth and last title of the 2022-2023 Surya Nepal Golf Tour season.
The 2019 South Asian Games (SAG) twin gold medalist wrapped up the 72-hole total with a card of 21-under 267 to grab his fifth major title. Opening the day with a two-stroke deficit over fellow national team member Sadbhav Acharya, Tamang carded three-under 33 on the front nine and four-under 32 on the back nine at the par-72 Gokarna Golf Club.
Runner-up Acharya played one-under 71 and seemed to be on course for the title until the first half with three-under 33. But after taking the turn, he played two-over 38 for the 72-hole total of 71-under 271 to surrender the title by four strokes.
Dharan pro Niraj Tamang was third overall at 12-under 276 and was the winner among the pros after he carded four-under 68 in the final round. He received the winner’s check of Rs270,000 and climbed up to third in the Order of Merit with a total earning of Rs 554,000.
Sukra Bahadur Rai finished fourth overall and second among pros with the score of 11-under 277. He carded four-under 68 and also retained Nepal No 1 status after he earned Rs 170,000 for season’s total earning of Rs 664,000.
Bhuvan Nagarkoti was third among pros with an even-par card of 72 for the total score of five-under 283. Nagarkoti, who was Rs 19,500 ahead of Rai going into the final event, finished second in Order of Merit after he earned Rs 120,000. He earned a total of Rs 633,500 in the season.
Dinesh Prajapati was fourth among the pros with a total score of three-under 285. He scored two-over and earned Rs100,000. Toran Bikram Shahi came fifth among pros after he carded even-par 72 for the total score of one-under 287. He collected Rs86,000.
Shivaram Poudel (75) finished sixth among pros with the final score of one-over 289, while Jayram Shrestha (77) wrapped up in seventh position at two-over 290. Purna Prasad Sharma (77) and Rajendra Thapa Magar (74) finished jointly in eighth place among pros at three-over 291.
Winner Tamang played birdies on the third, seventh, ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th holes and sank an eagle on the 15th hole. He faced the lone bogey of the round on the 14th hole.
Acharya birdied on the third, seventh and ninth holes but dropped a shot each on the 10th, 13th and 14th holes against a lone birdie on the 16th hole.
A total of 50 golfers – 41 pros and nine amateurs – took part in the event which offered a total cash prize of Rs 1.52 million. Surya Nepal managing director Ravi K Rayavaram, PGA Nepal president Rabindra Man Shrestha and Nepal Golf Association president Tashi Ghale handed over the prizes to the winners.