Sadhbhav Acharya to become first Nepali Golfer to compete in US Amateur Championship qualifiers

Kathmandu, July 4

Sadhbhav Acharya, Nepal’s top amateur golfer, is set to make history as the first Nepali to compete in the final qualifying round of the prestigious 124th US Amateur Championship in the United States.

The 18-year-old golfing sensation will play his qualifiers either in North Carolina or California. The championship is scheduled to be held from August 12 to 18 at Hazeltine National Golf Club’s Chaska Town Course in Chaska, Minnesota.

Sadhbhav’s participation in this esteemed event marks a significant milestone for Nepali golf on the international stage. On Thursday, the National Sports Council (NSC) formally bade farewell to Sadhbhav. Golf Association President Tashi Ghale expressed optimism about Sadhbhav’s performance, anticipating strong competition in the Asian Amateur Championship in Japan this October.

In addition to the US Amateur Championship, Sadhbhav is also set to compete in the 2024 Junior Players Championship. He received an invitation from the American Junior Golf Association to participate in the championship at TPC Sawgrass’s The Players Stadium Course in Florida from August 29 to September 1.

The invitation letter from Player Services Manager Sydney Jokisch highlighted Sadhbhav’s potential, noting his candidacy for the International Team in the 2024 Junior Presidents Cup as a key reason for the invitation.

Sadhbhav’s impressive track record includes twice being selected for the Faldo Series Asia Final and winning a gold medal for Nepal in the team event at the Bangladesh Open last year alongside Subash Tamang. He holds the distinction of being the youngest golfer to win a title on the Surya Nepal Golf Tour, with three major titles to his name. Additionally, Sadhbhav represented Nepal in the 19th Asian Games held in China last year.

As Sadhbhav prepares to compete on one of golf’s biggest stages, he carries the hopes and dreams of an entire nation, aspiring to elevate Nepali golf to new heights.

React to this post


New Old Popular