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139 golfers take part in India House golf tournament
Administrator, November 20, 2013
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Indian embassy organised a 5-day India House Golf Tournament (IHGT) 2013 at the India House Golf Course in Thimphu from November 5 to 9.

A total of 139 golfers participated in this year’s tournament out of which 64 golfers made the cut to play the finals on November 8 and 9.

His Royal Highness Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck and Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay graced the prize distribution ceremony.

Karma Wangchuk, the net winner of the tournament won a cash prize of Nu 200,000 who also won gross category (Nu 50,000). BisuRai, the overall gross runner up, won an ipad. The overall net runners up,Tenzing Namgyal Namda, won return air tickets for a couple to Delhi.

Capt (Retd) B B Gurung won a notebook laptop for winning the Day 1 gross.Tenzing Namda got ipod shuffle for winning Day 2 net. Tshering Penjore who had a hole in one won a Galaxy Tablet. Lt Col (Retd) Ugyen Phuntso.

V P Haran, patron of India House Golf Club and Ambassador of India, recounted vignettes of the initial years of the tournament that is organised every year to celebrate the birth anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

IHGT was started in 1995 and has since become a sought-after golf event in the Kingdom.

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