Pokhara- The third event under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2019-20, Surya Nepal Western Open, will be played here at the Himalayan Golf Course from 12th to 14th February 2020. This event is organized by Nepal Professional Golfers Association which is sponsored by Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd.
The 54 holes professional event will test the skills of 32 professionals and 16 amateurs. The event will conclude with a pro-am on Saturday 15th February in which most Pokhreli amateurs await to team up with country’s professional golfers for much needed exposure. All the professional and top amateur golfers of the country have already arrived in Pokhara and got acclimatized to the playing conditions of the most adventurous Himalayan Golf Course.
The course set in the backdrops of majestic Mt. Machhapuchre and rested in the ravine alongside Bijayapur River is certainly going to test the skills of all the top-notch golfers. The prize purse for the event has been raised this year to 700,000 and winner will receive a cheque of Rs.125,000, Runner up 75,000, second runner up 55000. Others in the top 24 will also receive their share of cash prizes.Defending champion Sanjay Lama, current Nepal Number one Bhuwan Nagarkoti, top golfer Shiva Ram Shrestha, winner of last event Bal Bhadra Rai, Dhana Thapa and Rame Magar are main contenders of the event. On the amateur front, Ajit BK, and Suresh Tamang are in form.
Himalayan Golf course has been tweaked to its best standard and awaiting to punish the best players of the game in Nepal. The course has been made very challenging for the tournament. The course is also rated as one of the most adventurous Golf course in the world by Golf Digest.