Monday, December 11, 2023

Taunk clinches Amatuer Golf title

Karan Taunk of India clinched the individual title of the 28th Runner Group Amateur Golf Tournament 2013 at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Saturday.
Though he hit level-par in the final round, his brilliant displays in the previous rounds were enough for the youngster to earn him the crown. He fired seven-under-par for a gross total of 281.
Mohammad Sajib of Bangladesh had to be satisfied with the runner-up position in the leaderboard with the score of level-par 288 while the other two Bangladeshis Mohammad Sagar and Mohammad Nazim were placed third and fourth respectively.
In the women’s team category, Bangladesh ‘A’ Team comprised of Nasima Akhter Shiba and Aruni were crowned champions. They scored twenty-sever-over-par 315 to be victorious after two rounds of play.
The Bangladesh ‘B’ Team made up of Luna Sarkar and Fatema Matiur secured the runners-up spot while the team from Pakistan could only earn the third spot.
In the women’s singles event, there was also joy for the host nation as Nasima Akhter Shiba maintained her brilliant form to clinch the individual title by hitting five-over-par 149 while her partner in the team category Aruni had to remain content with the runner-up spot by playing twenty-two-over-par 166.
The minister for civil aviation and tourism, Muhammad Faruk Khan, distributed the prizes among the winners at the Golf Garden of Army Golf Club in the evening.

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