On Saturday, Rabin Phuyal won the Ang Tshiring Sherpa Memorial Golf Tournament here at Gokarna Forest Resort. Overnight leader Phuyal — playing with 17 handicaps– scored 43 points to clinch the trophy and breakfast for four people at Yeti Mountain Home Kongde, including a helicopter ride on Altitude Air.
Niskarsha Ghale finished runner-up in the tournament after he scored 42 points. He received two nights and three days stay at Mala Lodge, Majgaon Ghandruk for two persons on Full Board plan along with air ticket Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu on Yeti Airlines with local transportation.
Sam Doublard won the best gross award after scoring 33 gross points. He received two nights three days stay at Moksha Mustang for two persons on full board plan, Air tickets on Yeti Airlines, and Tara Air for Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom and back.
Mithun Rai finished runner-up in gross category scoring 32 gross points, and got two night three days stay at Mala Lodge, Majgaon Ghandruk for two persons on full board plan with air ticket Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu on Yeti airlines along with local transportation.
Gita Gurung was ladies winner with 34 points and bagged two night three days stay at Yeti Mountain Home (Khangri), Lukla for two people on full board plan clubbed with air ticket Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
Prativa Rai finished ladies runner-up with 31 points and received two night three days stay at Kasara Jungle Resort for two people on bed and breakfast with air ticket on yeti airlines Kathmandu – Bharatpur – Kathmandu including wildlife activities such as canoeing, jungle walk, visit crocodile breeding center, village tour, bird watching, and cycling, Airport-Hotel-Airport transportation in Bharatpur.
Brig Gen (Rtd) Dilip Rayamajhi got the senior winner award for age 60 and above and won two night three days stay at Gokarna Forest Resort for two persons on Full Board plan (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with 60 min massage for both.
Aaiesteena Tandon clinched the junior winner trophy with 10 points after she scored 10 points in nine holes to receive two night three days stay at Buddha Maya Garden Hotel, Lumbini, for two persons on full board plan with air tickets Kathmandu – Bhairahawa – Kathmandu on Yeti Airlines.
Sam Doublard got the longest drive award, Charlie Gurung bagged the closest to the pin, and Maj Gen (Rtd) Mahesh Bikram Karki got the most birdies. They all got the prizes from the Yeti group of companies.
No one claimed the hole in one prize, KIA Sonet car; however, Col. Jhalendra Bhattarai got a special prize for scoring HOLE IN ONE on the 16th Hole.
The tournament organized in the memory of late Ang Tshiring Sherpa, who died in a helicopter crash two years ago, was participated by a record number of 152 participants. The tournament was played on the Stableford format with a 3/4 handicap.
Chairman of Yeti Airlines Lakpa Sonam Sherpa, Managing Director and wife of Late Ang Tshiring Sherpa, Mrs. Chanda Sherpa, Chief Executive Officer of Yeti Airlines Anoj Rimal, President of Gokarna Golf Club Suhrid Ghimire, Captain Joseph Nathan, famous ophthalmologist Doctor Sanduk Ruit and President of Himalaya Airlines Zhou En Yong gave away the prizes to the winners of the tournament.
All the proceeds from the tournament were donated to nonprofit organizations working for women’s rights, Women for Human Rights (WHR), and She Nepal.