8th Chief of Naval Staff Amateur Golf Championship: Tees off

LAHORE: The 8th Chief of Naval Staff Amateur Golf Championship commenced, at the alluring Defence Raya Golf Course.

In the race for honours are talented field of 92 competitors, who look forward to performing well on this exciting par 72, 18 holes golf course layout.

From among the competitors who carry a single handicap, the prominent ones are Salman Jehangir (Defending Champion), Sardar Murad,Wazir Ali,Damil Ataullah, Raza Saeed, Mohsen Zafar, Fakhar Imam, Zunair Aleem and some established names like Ahned Baig, Nadeem Aslam and M.Saqib who have represented Pakistan at the international level.

All of them possess the ability to hit accurately off the tees and generally their score cards reflect a sense of proportion with regards to understanding of the golf course and matching game control, but victory evades them because their form on the greens is not too assuring. Salman Jehangir hoped that he would be able to manage and control his game, this year too and win lucrative prizes offered by Pakistan Navy, the Organizers of this illustrious golf event.

The events at stake in this tournament are Gross Title Winner, three gross prizes, three net prizes for amateurs. Also there are attractive prizes for winners in the seniors category. Ladies are also stakeholders in this championship and with the presence of Parkha Ijaz and Rimsha Ijaz as competitors it is going to be tough going for the other lady competitors. However ladies like Suneya Osama, Fozia Umber Qureshi and Rabia Tiwana have prepared well for this event and hope to be challenging adversaries for Parkha and Rimsha.

In the net events category, contenders are many and although their preparations have been methodical, predictions about their performance could be most difficult. Yet the ones with an apparent flair are Maj Haroon Shafiq, Dr Dildar Chaudry, Imran Mukhtar, Omer Zia, Hamza Kardar and Asim Tiwana.

The tournament will tee off at 630 am and thereafter flights move in succession at the Defence Raya Golf Golf Course which is in superb condition and a delight for competitive golf.

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