Kathmandu, March 22 /Shiva Kumar Majhi is on top of the leader-board going into the final round of the Nepal Open Amateur Golf Championship here at Gokarna Golf Club.
Amateur golfer from Dharan carded one-over 73 today for a total score of one-over 145 to take one-over lead over fellow golfer from Dharan Sukra Bahadur Rai. Sukra scored even-par 72 for a total of two-over 146. Wangchen Dhondup turned in a card of one-over 73 for a total of three-over 147.
Overnight leader Hridesh Kumar Singh, Tashi Dong, and Tashi Tsering are at four-over 147. Hridesh scored five-over 77, Dong four-over 76 and Tsering one-over 73.
Tshendra Dorji of Bhutan carded one-over 73 for a total of five-over 149. Prithivi Malla (76), Tenzing Tsering (75), Md. Shah Alam (74) and Md. Shomrat Sikder (74) are at seven-over 151.
Shiva started the day making birdies on third and fifth holes but dropped shot on seventh and eighth hole he was only able turn in even-par 36 on the front nine. On the back nine, he made sole birdie on the 15th against bogeys on 14th and 16th holes for one-over 36.
Sukra made a birdie on the third hole but triple bogey on the par-3 eighth hole put his score to two-over 38 on the front nine. On the back nine, he scored birdies on 11th, 12th, and 17th holes against bogey on 10th hole for two-under 34.
Wangchen scored even-par 36 on the front nine with birdies on third and fifth holes against bogeys on second and ninth holes. On the back nine, he scored birdie on the 10th hole but made double-bogey on the 11th for one-over 37.
Overnight leader Hridesh had a tough day, he scored two-over 38 on the front nine with only birdie on the eight hole against bogeys on fourth, fifth and ninth holes. On the back nine, he scored three-over 39 by making birdies on 12th and 17th holes against bogeys on 14th, 15th and double-bogey on 13th holes.
Tashi Tsering carded even-par 36 on the front nine, he made birdie on the first and bogey on the seventh holes. On the back nine, he made only birdie on the 11th hole and bogeys on 15th, 17th and a double-bogey on the 12th holes for three-over 39.
Tashi Dong scored four-over 40 on the first half, he made an eagle on the third hole but bogeys on first, fifth, seventh, eighth holes and a double-bogey on the second. On the back nine, he made a birdie on the 15th hole but dropped a shot on the 16th for even-par 36.
30 players survived the cut out of 48 players for the final round scheduled tomorrow 23rd March. 24 seniors golfers, age 50 and above will play a senior tournament over 9 holes on the final day of the event.
Nepal B won the team event with the total of 291. Shiva Kumar Majhi scored 72,73 and his team mate Sukra Bahadur Rai added 74, 72.
Team Bangladesh finished second place with the total of 302. Mohammad Shah Alam and Mohammad Shomrat Sikdar scored identical 77 & 74 on both days. Nepal A represent by Tanka Bahadur Karki and Tenzing Tsering are third with the score of 305.