Cool and composed, Karma Wangchuk, 29, was ready to make the shot. As he swung the ball into the ninth hole, his contenders applauded. The grace title was his. He gave his best of the tournament.
Karma Wangchuk scored -11 to win the Queen’s Cup golf tournament 2017 and took home a cash prize of 60,000 with a trophy.
The three-day championship was held at the Royal Thimphu Golf Club.
The annual event was sponsored by Penden Cement Authority Ltd. to commemorate the birth anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and to promote the sport in the country.
The tournament is played in a Stroke play format where the winner is the player who has taken the fewest strokes over the course of the round, or rounds. The event saw good number of golfers.
After the two-day qualifying round, 36 finalists competed for the title on Sunday.
Many other prestigious awards were given to recognise the individual performance of the players in the tournament.
Karma Wangchuk said the participation gave him a good experience as many seasoned golfers took part in the event.
The tournament that started on June 16 ended yesterday.