34th Bangla Desh Amateur Golf C’ship 2019: Pakistan’s Ahmed Baig Wins 

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LAHORE: Ahmed Baig, star amateur of Pakistan Golf prevailed over the top champions of Bangla Desh, Nepal and Bhutan to appear as the vanquished one in the 34th Bangla Desh Amateur Golf Championship 2019 held at the Kurmitola Golf Course ,Dacca.

This competition for the national title of Bangla Desh was held over four days from 15th January. Through perfection in shot making and application of golfing skills, Ahmed Baig dominated the race for the national title of Bangla Desh and accomplished what he sought out to achieve. No doubt the local champions put in a tremendous effort but Ahmed Baig was in a class of his own and displayed adequate flair and flourish to emerge as the Bangla Desh National Title Holder 2019. Speaking over the phone from Dacca, Ahmed Baig thanked the Pakistan Golf Federation for giving him this opportunity to compete overseas and show his capabilities. Ahmed Baig was delighted by the fact that he has again brought honours for his country at the international level.

During the course of four days of this championship at the Kurmitola Golf Course, Ahmed was accurate off the tees and flawless from the fairways. First round was a little less elegant as putting let him down but then the second, third and fourth rounds were simply superb and his control and command was remarkable. His scores for the four rounds were 76, 71, 72 and 70 with an overall aggregate of 289, one over par. His nearest challenger was Mohammed Shamrat of Bangla Desh who ended up as the runner up with a four days aggregate score of 296.Third position went to Sukra Bahadur of Nepal with a score of 298.

Interestingly this is Ahmed Baigs last tournament as an amateur. He now plans to turn professional and moves to Jordan to participate in the MENA Golf Tour Qualification phase.

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