International Asia Tour Golf: At Karachi From 11th October; 71 Int’ls Player To Play
KARACHI: International Asia Tour Golf as scheduled will be held in Karachi from 11th October 2018 at the Karachi Club Golf course. This was stated by Mr. Cho Minn Thant, Chief Operating Officer of Asia Tour Golf in a press conference at the Karachi Golf Club.
Mr. Cho Minh highlighted that the UMA, CNS Asia Tour Golf Championship will get underway at the fabulous Karachi Club Golf Course from Thursday, 11th October and the Championship will be contested over four days with final round to be played on Sunday, 14th October. He highlighted that this is a landmark event for the Asian Tour and Pakistan with 71 players from overseas and 28 top professional golf champions of Pakistan.
He also stated that overseas players are from South Africa, England, US, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Venezuela, Malaysia, China,
BanglaDesh and India. The prize money on offer is US $ 300,000 and hoped that the Pakistani Golf Professionals will also be able to make their mark in this grand event. Cho Minh also added that the hospitality in Pakistan has been outstanding and has helped to stamp out and bump off any apprehension that some overseas players expressed before touching the land of Pakistan. He was hopeful that Karachi would prove to be a life blood of the Asian Tour and the event will make it possible to popularise golf in the region.
As regards the foreign participation, while all foreign golfers look in perfect trim and oozing with golfing expertise, there are some who are golfing brands with lot of titles to their credit. Some such names are Siddikur Rehman (Bangla Desh), Marcus Both (Australia), Niali Turner(Ireland), Wolmer Murillo (Venenzuela) and LIU Yanwei(China). And the ones from India who are likely to show their command and golfing control are Gaurav Pratap Singh, Deepinder Singh Kullar, Amandeep Singh Johl and the mighty Digvijay Singh.
From amongst the Pakistanis, Shabbir Iqbal stands out and so does M.Matloob. They are both in excellent form and battle hardened in terms of mental toughness. Others who seem determined to put up an impressive presence are Shahid Javed Khan, Muammed Munir, M.Ashfaq and Hamza Amin.
A few amateurs also get an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and Ahmed Baig is one and Taimur Khan another. Much is expected from these talented new breed of players.
The press conference was held at the Karachi Golf Course with its amazing looks, and the greens which carry the required speed.
It was also attended by Rear Admiral Adnan Khaliq, Commodore Mushtaq Ahmed, Bilal Rafi Munir, Club Captain, Abdullah Haroon, and Shoaib Shams, CEO of United Marine Agencies, Sponsor of the Championship along with a few other corporate entities.
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