Babu Sherpa won the seventh Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup at Gokarna Forest Resort on 11 May and could represent Kathmandu in the Grand Finale in Antalya, Turkey in November.
Sherpa (middle in the photo, below) gained the event on the depend back device after being tied at 42 factors with Ola Tenzing, 10 handicaps Sherpa scored 23 at the back nine compared to 18 of Tenzing. The 15 handicaps Tenzing scored 18 points at the returned nine to finish runner-up in the tournament out of 102 novice gamers from golf equipment throughout Nepal.

The Kathmandu occasion changed into the 19th of 103 tournaments in this 12 months’ tournament which is sponsored via Turkish Airlines in seventy-six nations around the arena. Winners from everywhere in the world will play within the Grand Finals and the Turkish Airlines Open seasoned-am in which formerly winners have teed it up along the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
The Nearest the Pin opposition became received through Mithun Rai within the men and Rekha Ghimire from girls. Tashi Tsering gained the lowest gross score with a rating of -2. Tashi Tshering gained the pleasant gross award and additionally gained a unique trophy kept inside the reminiscence of overdue. Ang Tshering Sherpa. Tashi scored 38 gross points for the win in the gross category.
“We warmly thank all of our visitors who made the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup here in Kathmandu a massive fulfillment,” stated Abdullah Tuncer Kecici, General Manager for Turkish Airlines Nepal (at right in photo, above). “The match places Kathmandu at the international golfing map, and suggests that Nepal isn’t just about mountains.”
All Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup finalists will fly to Turkey inside the luxurious of Turkish Airlines’ Business Class. Events together with the Turkish Airlines Open and TAWGC have made Turkish Airlines’ help important to Antalya being identified as a worldwide top rate destination for golfers with first-rate facilities.
British PGA Professional and Director of Golf based totally in Istanbul, Andrew McNabola says: “Gokarna is a global-magnificence court docket, challenging due to its long and narrow fairways however superb due to the forest and natural world.”
The Golf Cup occasion in Gokarna this yr decided on the guess participants from membership clubs all over Nepal which include the Nepal Army Golf Club, Pokhara, and Dharan.
“We desired to deal with this like a Nepal qualifier, and attempted to be inclusive by way of along with gamers from throughout Nepal, and additionally to encompass extra women,” stated Deepak Acharya of Gokarna Forest Resort and one of the organizers.
Pemba N Sherpa completed 2d runner-up on the remember back with forty-one points. Rajat Rana and Lt. Gen. KNS Thapa additionally scored forty-one factors, on the count returned, Pemba and Rajat had 19 every on the returned 9 but Gen Thapa scored 17, on the final six holes scored Pemba scored 14 towards 13 of Rajat to relaxed 1/3 region.
Mithun Rai changed into the closest to the pin amongst men, his tee shot rested two toes and 5 toes one inch from the pin and Rekha Ghimire got the closest to the pin among women after hitting a shot about 10 toes at the tenth hollow.

Added Kecici of Turkish Airlines: “The Turkish Airlines Golf Cup is turned into not only a global golf match with an event in Kathmandu, but a shout-out to the world that Nepal is a golfing vacation spot.”

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