Nepal begged the gross cham­pion for Open Golf Championship-2017

Bhutan Times - - Home - Sonam Pen­jor

Dur­ing the four days open golf championship 2017 which started from 14th Septem­ber, Nepal took home with win­ner’s tro­phy and Sam­sung Gal­axy A5 for gross cham­pion in ma­jor cat­e­gory.

A 25-year Zi­wang Gu­rung from Bhutan begged the prize for gross first run­ners up and took away home with a tro­phy and Sam­sung J7 Prime phone in ma­jor cat­e­gory.

He said that its very en­cour­ag­ing for him as it paid off his hard work but still felt some chal­lenges that de­spite of play­ing good in the first day, he had very tough time in the fol­low­ing days.

“So it’s my good les­son to make sure that I don’t re­peat the same mis­take in the next tour­na­ment.”

The gen­eral pub­lic had the no­tion that the game golf can be played only by rich and old but Bhutanese youth must take ad­van­tage to play as the fed­er­a­tion is reach­ing out to var­i­ous schools to en­cour­age our youths to take part this game, Zi­wang added.

“We have to break this stereo­type that golf can be played only by rich and old men.” It’s such a great sports that physic doesn’t mat­ter un­like other games.”

Tanka Bdr. Karki, 25 from Nepal, who begged gross cham­pion, said that he is glad to re­ceive the cham­pion of the match par­tic­i­pat­ing for the first time.

He said that for the golf he had un­der­gone train­ing even in Sin­ga­pore. So it has paid him well off.

Be­sides beg­ging the gross cham­pion of the match, he also took home a tro­phy and Phillips cof­fee maker as team win­ner for team cat­e­gory and tro­phy for cham­pion in ama­teur cat­e­gory.

Gross 1st Run­ners up, Zi­wang Gu­rung also begged tro­phy and Ba­jaj juicer for team’s run­ners up and Philips cof­fee maker for sec­ond day best gross.

Karma Wangchuk took away home with plaque and Philips cof­fee maker for long­est drive and plaque and Sam­sung J7 Prime for best Nett in mi­nor cat­e­gory.

While, Dr. Jigme Singye took away home with plaque and Philips cof­fee maker for clos­est to pin in mi­nor cat­e­gory and Norbu L Tsh­er­ing took away home with plaque and Philips cof­fee maker for max­i­mum birdies for mi­nor cat­e­gory and also Sam­sung J7 NXT for combo holes.

An­other Sam­sung J7 NXT was awarded each to Dasho Ugyen T Dorji and Sam­drup Dorji for lucky holes and wooden spoon re­spec­tively.

The Bhutan Zim­dra open Golf Championship 2017 was spon­sored by Zim­dra In­dus­tries Ltd. and Bhutan Olympics com­mit­tee as its an­nual events.

And the par­tic­i­pants were from Bangladesh, Afghanistan , Nepal and along with the in­ter­na­tional players and more than 73 lo­cal golfers also par­tic­i­pated in the tour­na­ment.

Mean­while, the Chair­man of Zim­dra In­dus­tries Ltd, Dasho Ugyen Tshechup Dorji do­nated golf sets for ama­teur and ju­nior golfers to the Bhutan Golf Fed­er­a­tion.

The Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion Ly­onpo Norbu Wangchuk dis­turbed the prizes to the win­ners of the Na­tional Golf championship 2017

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