The 13th Pakistan Junior Amateur Golf Championship 2024, concluded at the Rumanza Golf Course at Defence Housing Authority, Multan. The event was for four age categories for boys and girls: Under-16 and Under-21.

The 2024 champion was Saad Habib Malik from among 70 young golf players who participated in this national title bearing championship.

Pakistan Team Selected Asia Grand Final of the Nick Faldo Series

This championship was also used for selecting a team to represent Pakistan at the Asia Grand Final of the Nick Faldo Series due to be held in Vietnam during April. The selected boys are Saad Habib Malik (16-21 years ) and Shayan Zia (12-16 years).The selected girls are Humna Amjad of Peshawar Golf Club (16-21 years) and Bushra Fatima of Lahore Garrison Greens(12-16 years).

13th Pakistan Junior Amateur Golf C’ship 2024: Saad & Shayan Win Titles

Final Day Overview

Up against ferocious adversaries like M. Irtiza Hussain and Shameer Majid, Saad played formidable golf to emerge as the triumphant one and thereby win national acclaim. His final round score of gross 68 was attributable to smart handling of his golfing technique and fetched him seven awe inspiring birdies on holes 2,4,9,11,12,13 and 16 and nine regulation pars.

Saad did face two hiccups also as he had a bogie on the 15th hole and an unlucky double bogie on the 18th hole where his ball got plugged in the bunker. Overall his aggregate score for the three rounds was 212, four under par compiled through a first round score of 72, a similar 72 in the second round and a final day’s most admirable 68. His rival Irtiza Hussain was certainly imposing technique wise and performed spectacularly with scores of 68, 75 and 72 and a championship aggregate of 215, yet had to be content with the runner-up slot. As for Shameer, his competitive presence was marvellous and he came third in the 16-21 years age category with three rounds scores of 74,74 and 74 and championship aggregate of 222. These three have shown first rate capabilities and hopefully with proper support can prosper into players of excellence.

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In the age category 12-16 years, the two proficient ones turned out to be Shayan Zia and Ahmed Ibrahim. They ended up the championship with scores level and as per rules had to go for a sudden death play-off and victory was achieved by Shayan.