Tendi Sherpa won the Surya Nepal Gokarna Monthly Medal here at Gokarna Golf Club on Saturday. Sherpa scored two-under 70 to register marginal victory of one stroke over Babu Sherpa, who brought in a score of one-under 71.
Tashi Ghale scored five-over 77 gross to win the best gross title. Australian diplomat Damien Dunn scored even-par 72 to finish third in the tournament. The condition of the Golf course was very hard as it rained the whole time of the tournament.
Total of 37 players took part in the tournament. sponsored by Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. President of Gokarna Golf Club, Suhrid Ghimire gave away the prizes to the winners of the tournament. The tournament was played under stroke play format with full handicap.
After the fourth edition, Sonam Ongdi is leading the club championship leader board with 112 point. Tendi Sherpa, Ang Dendi Sherpa, Brian Fawcett and TG Shrestha are tied at second place with 100 points. Ang Dorjee Sherpa, Rekha Ghimire and Maj. Gen. Mahesh Bikram Karki are tied sixth with 60 points. Nirakar Shrestha is lying ninth with 56 points. Joseph Nathan is tenth with 50 points.
There will be 10 medal rounds played till the month of October. In each medal round players in the top 10 will receive points. First place earn 100 points, Runner up will receive 60 points and 40 points for third place. 30, 24,20 points for 4th, 5th and 6th place and 16,14,12,10 for 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th places respectively in each medal rounds.
Top 30 players will compete over 2 rounds for the club championship in the month of November and December. Top 3 gross scorers shall also qualify for the final medal rounds.