Kathmandu (December 4): Gokarana Forest Resort is the venue for the third edition of the Faldo Series Nepal Championship this week.
Kathmandu (December 11): Arun Tamang overturned a four-stroke overnight deficit to emerge triumphant in the third edition of the Faldo Series Nepal Championship.
Kathmandu (September 18): A return trip to Mission Hills China is the rich incentive for Arun Tamang as he aims to retain his crown in the fourth edition of the Faldo Series Nepal Championship.
The 14th leg of the record-breaking Faldo Series Asia season, the event will showcase the brightest young golfing talents from the South Asian nation that is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India.
A member of his country’s national squad, Tamang fired a closing 74 at Gokarana Forest Resort to clinch a notable victory.
Tamang heads to the Gokarana Forest Resort determined to stamp his class and underline his status as the number one amateur in Nepal.
Committed to developing golf in the country, the Nepal Golf Association is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation and The R&A with the Faldo Series Nepal Championship having quickly established itself as one of the highlights on the domestic golfing calendar.
With a 36-hole total of 151, Tamang finished three shots clear of second-placed Tanka Bahadur Karki, who appeared set for a successful title defence after posting an opening 73.
As well as setting his sights on a successful title defence, Tamang is anxious to secure a place in the 10th anniversary Faldo Series Asia Grand Final next March and to improve on his 15th place finish in the Boys’ Under-18 category at Mission Hills this year.
Six-time Major championship winner Sir Nick, Britain’s most successful golfer, said: “One of the objectives of the Faldo Series Asia is to help grow the game across the continent – not only in established golfing nations but also countries where the game is developing.
As the winner of the Boys’ 17-21 Division, Tamang will be rewarded with a starting spot in the ninth Faldo Series Asia Grand Final to be staged at Mission Hills in Shenzhen next March.
Furthermore, 18-year-old Tamang knows that victory on home territory next week will be the ideal tonic ahead of his appearance in next month’s Asia Pacific Amateur Championship.
“I’m delighted that the Faldo Series Nepal Championship has become so popular in the country and is playing an important role in providing an opportunity for young players there to hone their skills in a competitive environment.
Also receiving an invitation to participate in the China showpiece that will be hosted by Sir Nick Faldo are Aryan Kumar [winner of the Boys’ Under-16 Division] and Aditi Ghimire [winner of the Girls’ Division].
Six-time Major champion Sir Nick Faldo, Britain’s most successful golfer, said: “I was impressed by Arun’s ambition and potential during the ninth Faldo Series Asia Grand Final and I wish him well as he attempts to defend his title at Gokarna Forest Resort.
“It is my hope that in the not too distant future we will see girls and boys from Nepal challenging for honours in the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final and going on to succeed on the international stage.”
The 14th leg of the record-breaking Faldo Series Asia season, the Nepal event showcased the brightest young golfing talent from the South Asian nation that is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India.
“It’s been uplifting to see the progress that has been made by Nepalese players in the three years since we launched the Faldo Series Nepal Championship.