Juvenile Saad Habib of Rumanza Golf Club, Multan took over the leadership command in this 39th Millat Tractors Governor’s Cup Golf Championship, which now moves into the final phase at the historic Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course.
During the second round, one saw the overnight golfer of excellence, Usman Akram Sahi in disarray and young and extremely talented Saad Habib surface was in command with well-crafted display of golfing skills. His hitting off the tees on all par fours and par fives was power oriented with accuracy as the hallmark and his approach shots from the fairways were firm and crispy. And through perfection in the application of golfing skills, he managed five birdies, eleven regulation pars, and stroke losses were encountered on two holes. His five handicap advantage plus dazzling golf play fetched him a remarkable second round score of net 64 and that added to his first round net score of 70 gave him an outstanding aggregate net score of 134, ten under par and he now leads the pack.
On the final day of Governors Cup on Sunday, Saad Habib’s nearest challenger is Farid Maneka of Lahore Gymkhana, another yearning young one who is craving for a fanciful performance in this title-bearing championship. With two round scores of net 65 on the first day and net 72 on the second day, Farid is placed in the second position at a net aggregate score of 137, three strokes behind the leader.
Another one who played appreciably well is Hamza Kardar. His net scores for two rounds are 70 and 68 and the aggregate is 138 though he is lagging behind, he has the capacity to withstand the final day’s pressures. Dawish Lashari at a score of net 139, Abdullah Farooqi, Hussain Atta, and Ahmed Ibrahim at net 140 played unfaltering golf during the second round on Saturday and now are considered threats to the leader.
In the competition for honours in the Ladies’ section, Bushra Fatima is leading with a score of net 71 followed by Minaa Zainab at 73 and Sameea Javed at 74.