HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Phintso Ongdi Lama scored 37 points to take the lead after the first day of the second Acer Mercantile Golf Tournament here at the Royal Nepal Golf Club on Friday. Played under stableford ¾ handicap format, the nine-handicap player scored 21 on the front nine before adding 16 on the latter half. Gopal Chitrakar is second with 35 points, while DIG Niraj Pun is third at 34. In women’s section, Rekha Ghimire is atop the board with 33 points, ahead of Pawitra Yakthumba (32). A total of 25 amateurs played on Friday, while 44 others will complete their rounds on Saturday.
KATHMANDU: Modern Indian School (MIS) won the first Inter-school Cricket Tournament with a 63-run victory over DAV School here on Friday. Batting first, MIS made 146-7 in 20 overs. Man-of-the-match Ayush Jaiswal top scored with 33 runs, while Mohammad Shahid scored 29. Shahil Ahmed took three wickets for DAV, who in reply were bundled out for 84 in 18 overs. Man-of-the-series Mohammad Shahid and Bibhu Singh Thapa took three wickets each for the champions. Prashant Jain of DAV was declared the best bowler, while Abhishek Jaiswal (batsman) and Satyam Chhetri (wicketkeeper), both from MIS, also won individual awards. —
CAN President leaves
KATHMANDU: Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) President Tanka Angbuhang and General Secretary Ashok Nath Pyakurel on Friday left for Malaysia to attend the annual general assembly of International Cricket Council (ICC) scheduled for June 24-28. Angbuhang and Pyakurel will also attend the annual meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) set for June 27 in Malaysia.
Neric enter quarters
KATHMANDU: Neric and Valley Public advanced to the boys’ semi-finals of the first Bagmati Modern 3-by-3 Basketball Tournament. Neric saw off Deneb ‘A’ 5-3 and Valley Public registered 10-9 win over Section 80. Also through to last eight were National, Sudesha, Pennwood, Angel Heart and Greenland. National dispatched LRI 10-4, Sudesha beat TIA 4-1, Pennwood overcame Deneb ‘B’ 15-13, Angel Heart defeated Baba 11-8 and Greenland saw off Galaxy 5-3.