The Punjab Champions Team Title 2022 with a hefty cash prize of half a million Rupees, commenced at the Gymkhana Golf Course.
Overall the Lahore Garrison Greens Team collected a gross team score of 1183 and following them is the Defence Raya Team at a team score of 1206, and Defence Raya trails Lahore Garrison by 23 strokes as the Punjab Inter Club Championship moves into the final phase on Sunday. Lahore Gymkhana Team is placed at a team score of 1232 while Rawalpindi is at 1239 .
A highlight of the first round was a hole in one by Nouman Ilyas a member of the Lahore Garrison Greens Team and the current national amateur champion of Pakistan. He holed in one the par three fifth hole with a superb pitching wedge shot.
On Day 1 the performers included the amateur golf players of Lahore Garrison Greens Nouman Ilyas, Capt Zain ur Rehman and Ahmed Sultan Kayani. They played steadily enough to end up the first 18 holes round with an aggregate score of gross 232, which enabled them to gain advantage over the other teams. Gymkhana amateurs had a score of 239 while Defence Raya compiled 247 and Rawalpindi aspirants ended up the first round at 250.
In the race among the senior amateurs, the proficient ones were the team members of Lahore Garrison Greens who outshined their rival clubs with a noteworthy performance. Tariq Mehmood, Col. Raja Asif Mehdi and Col. Ikram ul Haq aggregated an impressive team score of 241 while Rawalpindi Senior Amateurs compiled 249, Lahore Gymkhana 259 and Defence Raya 268.
Not to be left behind the ladies of Lahore Garrison comprising team members Zahida Durrani and Suneya Osama contributed to the Lahore Garrison frontal effort by coming up with an aggregate score of 165, thereby, excelling over the efforts of the other three clubs ladies team.
The combination of junior boys and girls did cast a spell over the flow of the competition with their stirring play and appeared enlivened and steadfast. Individual efforts that stand out are those of Laiba Ali Shah (75) and Parkha Ijaz (78) amongst girls and Muhammed Abdullah Khan (73), Shamir Majid (78), Rehan Asif (76) and Ahmad Ibrahim (78) among boys.