December 7, 2019 08:00 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Nepal’s Subash Tamang claimed two golds, singles and team events, for the first time in golf during the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) held at Par 72 Gokarna Forest Gold Course in Kathmandu on Friday.
The 17-year-old collected 14 under-par-score of 274 for 72 holes to lift the gold medal. Tamang scored 3 under-par-score 69 on the final of the four-day event to clinch the top position.
Bangladesh’s Mohammad Faraz finished second with 6 under-par-score 282. Likewise, Nepal’s Shukra Bahadur Rai claimed bronze medal with 4 under-par-score 284. Tamang credited his association for the success in the games and aspired to keep improving in the sports.
“I had prepared for a year for South Asian Games. Golf association’s president Tashi Ghale has helped me a lot to prepare for the prestigious games. I aspire to do further well in golf,” said Tamang after the historic win.
Likewise, Tamang also led the golf team along with Shukra Bahadur Rai, Tanka Bahadur Karki and Niraj Tamang, to gold medal scoring a total of 838. Bangladesh won silver with 8 under-par-score 856 whereas Sri Lanka was limited to bronze with 878 score.
Similarly, Sri Lanka swept golds in women’s singles and team events. Grace Yatavara of Sri Lanka collected 8 over-par-score 298 in 72 holes to clinch the gold medal in singles event followed by Bangladesh’s Zakia Sultana with 317 score. Sri Lanka’s Thuhasini Selvaratnam finished third with a 318 score to win bronze.
In women’s team event, Sri Lanka registered 607 score followed by Bangladesh with 639 and Nepal with bronze medal with 681 score. Kashmira Shah, Rabina Shrestha and Sushma Koirala represented Nepal in team event.