Dharan - The second event of the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2019-20, Surya Nepal Eastern Open, will tee off at the Nirvana Country Club Health & Golf Resort, Dharan from January 21st. Event sponsored by Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd has a total purse of Rs 700,000.
The event will be held from January 21-23 over 54 holes on stroke play format. In all, 34 pros including seven local professionals will take part in the event.
Top professionals and amateur Golfers of the country have already arrived in Dharan and are getting acclimatized to the playing conditions of the beautifully laid out Nirvana Country Club at the Ghopa Camp.
The course set in the midst of pine trees is a piece of architecture that was laid by British Army officers. The Golf course has been tweaked up for the tournament and will test skills of the best if the game in the country. The winner will take home Rs. 125,000, Runner Up will bag Rs. 75,000 and Third place will earn a sum of Rs. 55,000. Others in the top 24 will also receive their share of cash prizes. The tournament will conclude with the amateur golfers teaming up with the pros in the Pro-Am event on Friday, January 24th.
Newly turned pro and defending champion Sukra Bahadur Rai, top-ranked pro-Bhuwan Nagarkoti, Shiva Ram Shrestha Sanjay Lama, Dhana Thapa will be players to watch in the event. 16 Amateurs will rub shoulders with the professionals in the event. Niraj Tamang, Ritesh Tamang Sunder Rai, and Yubraj Bhujel are vying for the amateur trophy. The cut will be applied after 36 holes of play, top 24 professionals and ties along with top 6 amateurs and those who survive the professional cut will play the final 18 holes.