Muhammad Javed of Punjab Police held on to his nerves to score a birdie on the last hole to clinch top position and earn PKR 115,000 top prize in the 14th edition of SMH-Syed Manzoor Hussain Memorial Invitational Golf

Muhammad Javed winner of Senior Professional title of the 14th edition of 14th Syed Manzoor Hussain Memorial Invitational Golf Match 2024 – Allsportspk

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Held on Par-72 Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course, SMH Memorial is an annual event organized for Senior and Veteran Golf Professionals by Syed Shaghil Husain, son of late Syed Manzoor Hussain who was a senior officer of Civil Services and an eminent Amateur Golfer. The idea behind this event is to appreciate and encourage senior golf professionals who have dedicated their lives in promotion of this sport without much reward or recognition. The event is mainly financed by Syed Shaghil Husain with some support from friends and family.

The 14th SMH Memorial Golf Match was participated by over 50 Veteran and Senior Professionals as well as amateur ladies and gentlemen players/members of Lahore Gymkhana. Highly competitive and keen contests were witnessed in all categories.

The main category, the Senior Professionals’ match was a very close affair. Muhammad Akram and Muhammad Iqbal had finished on 4-over par 76. On the last hole, Zulfiqar Masih made a chip-in birdie for an identical score of 76. It appeared that the match would go into a 4-player playoff when Muhammad Javed, winner of SMH Golf in 2018 scored a curling birdie from 14 feet to win the top prize of PKR 115,000.

Veteran Professionals’ (over 65 years) match was won by Ghulam Nabi. Iftikhar Ahmed also had the same score line but had to be content with 2 nd prize due to successive-stroke difference.

Participants and organizers of the 14th edition of 14th Syed Manzoor Hussain Memorial Invitational Golf Match 2024 – Allsportspk

In Ladies’ match, Tehmina Ahmed won the Top-Gross prize with a score of Sameea Javed was 2nd with a score of 100. Minaa Zainab won the Top-Net prize with a net score of 78. Mamoona Azam was 2nd with a net score of 86. Tehmina Ahmed also won the Longest Drive award with a Tee shot of 191 yards. Sameea Javed earned Nearest to the Pin award by hitting 26 feet from the flag.

Khurshid was winner in the Net category with a net score of 72. Atif Butt was runner-up with a net score of 75.

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The Amateurs overshadowed the Professionals in Longest Drive and Close-to-the-Pin contests. Hassan Ata with a shot of 278 yards won the Longest Drive award and Ahmed Zafar hit a shot just 2 and a half feet from the flag to win Closest-to-the-Pin award.

In the closing ceremony and lunch, Syed Shaghil Husain, his sister Zille Huma and Convener Lahore Gymkhana Golf Committee retired IG Mr. Shaukat Javed presented the awards and cash prizes to the contestants. Mr. Shaukat Javed lauded the humane angle and spirit of Syed Shaghil Husain for arranging this event continuously for nearly a decade and a half.

Syed Shaghil Husain had special thanks for Col (Retd) Syed M. Mazhar who like previous years, organised all arrangements and conduct of the event.