Sadbhav, Jaibir, Aaiesteena into Faldo Series Asia Final


By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, Apr. 13: Sadbhav Acharya, Jaibir Acharya and Aaiesteena Tandan won the titles of the Faldo Junior Tour Nepal Championship at the par-68 Royal Nepal Golf Club on Friday. The three winners earned berths in the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final to be held in Vietnam and Spain.

Nepal No. 1 amateur golfer Sadbhav won the boys 17-21 age category title along with the overall title. He carded one-under 67 in the third and final round for the 54-hole total score of 1-under 203. He recorded a 31-stroke victory over Sansar BK of Pokhara. Sansar played 13-over 81 in the final round for the total score of 30-over 234. Swapnil Bhattarai came third at 33-over 237 after he played 10-over 78.

Jaibir won the boys 12-16 age category title with the score of 49-over 253. Jaibir, who was nine strokes behind leader Siddhanta Sapkota going into the final round, played 5-over 73 in the third round. He registered a 4-stroke victory over Soham Agrawal. Jaibir took the turn at even-par 34 and played 5-over 39 on the back nine. Soham played 12-over 80 in the third round for the total score of 53-over 257. Overnight leader Siddhanta finished third at 259 after he played 20-over 88.

In girls’ section, Aaiesteena recorded 1-stroke victory Avanie Rai. Aaiesteena played 21-over 89 in the third round for the 54-hole total of 60-over 264. Avanie finished second at 61-over 265 after she played 15-over 83. Anvadya Malla finished third in the category.

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