The world’s largest corporate golf tournament, Turkish Airlines World Gold Cup (TAWGC) Kathmandu qualifier concluded successfully on 11th may 2019.
Babu Sherpa won the 7th TAWGC at Gokarna Forest Resort on Saturday and will represent Kathmandu in the Grand Finale in Antalya, Turkey in November.
Sherpa won the tournament on the count back system after being tied at 42 points with Ola Tenzing, 10 handicap Golfer Sherpa scored 23 on the back nine compared to 18 of Tenzing. 15 handicap golfer Tenzing scored 18 points on the back nine to finish runner-up in the tournament.
Tashi Tshiring won the best gross award with 38 points and was awarded with a special trophy kept in the memory of late. Ang Tshiring Sherpa.
Pemba N. Sherpa finished second runner-up on the count back with 41 points. Rajat Rana and Lt. Gen. KNS Thapa also scored 41 points, on the count back, Pemba and Rajat had 19 each on the back nine but Gen. Thapa scored 17, on the last six holes scored Pemba scored 14 against 13 of Rajat to secure third place.
Mithun Rai was the closest to the pin among men, his tee shot rested two feet and 5 feet one inch from the pin and Rekha Ghimire got the closest to the pin among ladies after hitting a shot about 10 feet on the tenth hole.
Abdullah Tuncer KECECI, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Kathmandu, Thanked all for making the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Kathmandu a huge success.
Turkish Airline’s influence in sport stretches to a commitment to soccer at all levels, European professional rugby and the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, among many other initiatives.
The airline established the World Golf Cup in 2013 as part of a groundbreaking golf programme that includes the Turkish Airlines Open European Tour Tournament, the Turkish Airlines Challenge Tour event and backing for ladies’ golf, while every Turkish Airlines passenger can take clubs for free.
Turkish airlines has recently shifted its hub to Istanbul airport which is one of the biggest airports in the world.