Golfer Shiva Ram Shrestha (left) poses with trophy and check after winning the Surya Nepal Eastern Open title at the Nirvana Country Club Health and Golf Resort in Dharan on Friday. Photo: Republica
DHARAN, Dec 30: Nepal’s number one Shiva Ram Shrestha has won the Surya Nepal Eastern Open at the par-70 Nirvana Country Club Health and Golf Resort in Dharan on Friday.
Shrestha scored two-under 68 for a total of seven-under 203 to register one-shot victory over amateur duo Sukra Bahadur Rai and Tanka Bahadur Karki.
Rai played one-under 69, and Karki scored one-over 71 for a total of six-under 204. With the win, Shrestha pocketed Rs 115,000.
Rai won the amateur trophy on count back as his score for last 36 holes was at four-under compared to Karki’s two-under.
As both amateurs couldn’t bag the prize, Sanjay Lama (72) and Jayaram Shrestha (68) shared the second prize at one-under 209. They got Rs 63,500 each.
Shiva Kumar Majhi finished fourth among the professionals with the total score of one-over 211. He scored two-over 72 on Friday and got 42,000.
Sabin Sapkota (69) and Bhuwan Nagarkoti (73) were tied fifth at two-over 212 and received Rs 34,500 each. Dhana Bahadur Thapa (70) was seventh at three-over 213 and got Rs 29,000. Deepak Magar (73) was eighth with four-over 214 and received Rs 26,000.
Surya Prasad Sharma, Deoraj Pakhrin and Suman Rai were tied ninth at five-over 215 and got Rs 22,000 each.
Pro-am event is scheduled for Saturday in which 15 professionals and 45 amateurs are scheduled to take part.