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B.Munkhbaatar wins Baldorj Cup for the fourth time

By B.KHASH-ERDENE

The seventh “Baldorj Cup” golf tournament was held on Saturday at the Ulaanbaatar 2 Hotel golf course in Terelj.
The tournament was opened by Ch.Ganbold, President of the Mongolian Golf Association and member of the former band Ineemseglel. He commented that, “We tried very hard to organize this tournament, which precedes all other golf tournaments in the year, to be better each year. Due to generous rain this year, the course and field have been well pruned. Today, 42 golfers have come to test their skill and talent at this competition. I wish you all success.”
The Baldorj Cup is named after Ts.Baldorj, a great lover of golf, the founder of Mongol News Group, owner of the UB Post, Unuudur daily newspaper, Tavan Tsagirag sports newspaper, Nyam Garig (Sunday) magazine and 25 TV. It is organized annually in spring by the Ts.Baldorj Fund, Mongolian Golf Association, and Zaan Terelj golf club.
The men’s tournament was won by B.Munkhbaatar and the women’s by A.Enerel. The men’s handicap category was won by B.Nemekhbaatar, followed by Tsogtoo and Ch.Ganbold.
After the tournament, the coach of the winning team, Tuul River Country gold club, B.Munkhbaatar said, “I have participated in this tournament for seven years. This is my fourth time winning the cup. Golf is a sport that one cannot not love. This is a sport that requires self discipline and develops one’s competitiveness with oneself.”
Although golf has been around in Mongolia for around ten years, many Mongolians who studied, worked and lived abroad have come to love and practice the sport for more than a decade. Most notable among the contestants was an over sixty year-old man named Dorj, who is reported to have played the sport before any other in Mongolia.
Dorj is said to love the sport so much that during summer, he hardly ever comes home but plays golf in the countryside in various tournaments, and in winter, he travels to Vietnam with fellow golfers to strike the ball.
At the end of the tournament, while everyone else packed to leave after the five-hour long tournament, Dorj was seen with a small group of golfers and his caddy to play one more game before the sun set.

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