September 18: Shyam Tamang has won the 'Surya Nepal Gokarna Monthly Medal' golf tournament. Tamang carded six under 66 to win the title of ninth edition of 'Surya Nepal Gokarna Monthly Medal' on Saturday.
Chhewang Sherpa scored 4 under 68 and secured the second position. Babu Sherpa tied with Ram Chandra Limbu at 3 under 69 for the third position.
Tashi Dong scored a 2 over 74 and won the title of best gross. Astina Tandon won the women's title by scoring 72 points after playing even par. Forty two players participated in the tournament which was played in stroke play format. The winner of this competition, which was sponsored by Surya Nepal, received awards from Dr. Bhagwan Koirala.
By the end of the ninth edition, Babu Sherpa sits at the top of the club championship with a total of 280 points. Randeep Thapa stands second with 215 points followed by Shyam Tamang, who has scored 200 points. Karn Thapa dropped to fourth position with 195 points. Similarly, Purna Bahadur Rai is fifth with 125 points, Sameer Acharya is sixth with 130 points and Pavitra Kumar Karki is seventh with 125 points.
Pradeep KC, Ang Dorje Sherpa and Chhewang Sherpa are ranked 8th to 10th in the list with 120 points, 115 points and 95 points respectively.
In the gross category, Tashi Chhiring is at the top position with 365 points. Wangchen Dhondup, Bijay Shrestha, Tashi Dong and Surendra Phuyal are second to fifth positions respectively. After the monthly medal which is scheduled to be held next month, the top 40 in the net category and the top 20 in the gross category will be eligible for the last two rounds to be held in November and December. From this tournament, the net and gross category club winners will be announced.