Rimsa Ijaz of Lahore Defence Raya Golf Club, playing to a handicap of one and a national player of standing played spiritedly in the first round of 4th FGA Ladies Golf Championship 2022. She emerged as the front runner in this three round ladies golf championship in progress at the appealing Islamabad Golf Course.
As for the first round of competitive golf activity, the much accomplished Rimsha Ijaz applied herself technically well and showed ample command and control over her tee shots on all par fives and par fours. While her drives were powerful and accurate, this potent aspect was backed by skillful chipping and artful putting, free of nerves. All in all Rimsha’s first round effort was steady and consistent and left her classy opponents like Hamna Amjad of PAF Skyview and Aania Farooq of Airmen Golf Club Karachi trailing three strokes behind at a score of gross 77. Regarded as girls of immense talent, it is expected that Hamna and Aania will reaffirm their competitive positions over the remaining two rounds.
As the position stands at the end of the first eighteen holes in this 54 holes event for girls in handicap category A, Rimsha Ijaz is placed at a score of gross 74, Hamna Amjad at 77, Aania Farooq at 77, Parkha Ijaz at 85, Arooba Ali at 86, Ana James Gill at 86 and Laiba Ali Shah at 88.
Senior Ladies completed their nine holes and the senior one with the best score was Shahnaz Saleem of Margalla Greens with a gross nine holes score of 45 followed by Sarah Mehmood of Islamabad 49. Net section senior ladies who made their mark were Dr Farida Tariq (Islamabad) with first net score of 38 and at second net is Ayesha Hamid (Lahore Gymkhana ) at net 42.
There are two more segments of this championship for ladies and include Category B and Category C players. They will compete on Saturday and Sunday at the demanding Islamabad Golf Course.