On Sunday a golf team having three-members in it is leaving for China to compete in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to be at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai.
Golfers Subash Tamang, Sukra Bahadur Rai, and Tanka Bahadur Karki will participate in the tournament slated for September 26-29. After taking part in the tournament in China, the three players will move to Bangkok to compete in the 85th Thai Amateur Open Championship scheduled for October 1-4 at the Panya Indra Golf Club.
The team will be joined by the other two golfers, Rahul BK and Neeraj Tamang in Bangkok. All five players are at present in the national team and are preparing for the forthcoming 13th South Asian Games, slated for December 1-10 in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
After participating in the tournament, the players will undergo training in Bangkok for a week.
Member Secretary of National Sports Council Ramesh Kumar Silwal bade farewell to the players today.
Mahendra Kumar Rai, the Director of National Team Training Department, Tashi Ghale, Nepal Golf the President of Association, General Secretary CB Bhandari and Secretary Chandra Rai were also present at the program.
No Nepali player has made the cut in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and NGA President Tashi Ghale believed that the players would build history in China. “Sukra Bahadur Rai missed the cut by one stroke in the previous edition of the tournament held in Singapore last year and I believe the historic moment would come this time around in China,” he added.
Member Secretary Silwal said the SA Games were an opportunity for the players to shine on home soil. “We might fall behind other South Asian countries in professional golf but I believe we are of a similar standard in amateur golf,” he said.