Sigdel bags Women's Open Golf tourney title

President Bidya Devi Bhandari along with Women’s Open Golf Tournament-2022 title winners at award distribution ceremony held at the Royal Nepal Golf Club, Kathmandu, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Sushma Sigdel won the Women’s Open Golf Tournament – 2022 title on Saturday. She received a scooter, Rs 50,000 cash and other presents.

Likewise, Kasmira Shah, the first runner-up of the one-day tournament organised at Royal Nepal Golf Club, Kathmandu, received Rs 30,000 cash among other gifts.

Similarly, in the senior category, Rekha Ghimire won the title. She received Rs 50,000 cash and first runner-up Kalyani Moktan Rs 30,000 cash.

Likewise, in the junior category, winner Aistina Tandan got Rs 30,000 cash and first runner-up Soni Tamang Rs 20,000 cash. A total of 34 golfers took part in the tournament.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurates the Women’s Open Golf Tournament – 2022 organised at the Royal Nepal Golf Club, Kathmandu, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Photo: RSS

President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the award ceremony held at the club. Speaking on the occasion she said the state should pay a special focus on sports. She mentioned sports as a means for not only the physical and mental development of people but also for helping with the country’s development as a whole.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari attends the award distribution ceremony of the Women’s Open Golf Tournament-2022 held at the Royal Nepal Golf Club, Kathmandu, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Photo: RSS

Distributing trophies and certificates to the winners of the tournament, President Bhandari said, “Our country carries a big potentiality for golf reasoning its geographical structure and a favourable environment. So this will help ease the development of sport tourism and attract international athletes through the promotion of sports.”

She stressed the need for both government and private sectors to pour in sufficient investments in sports.

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