KPK Amateur Golf Championship: M. Ziaraf In Lead
ABBOTTABAD: At the end of the second round of this three rounds KPK Amateur Golf Championship, in progress at the Piffer Golf Club Abbotabad, M. Ziaraf of Abbottabad displayed champion like capabilities. He powered his tee shots in the 300 yards plus range and shooting his approach shots to perfection.
During the second round of this title bearing championship, this young amateur of the national golf arena excelled in all aspects of the game and in the process ended up dominating the flow of the championship, as the event moves into the final phase.
With gross scores of 73 and 71 and a two rounds aggregate of 144, he is the front runner and enjoys an advantage of three strokes over his nearest rival Khushal Khan of Peshawar. No doubt Khushal is also a player of immense talent and can upset Ziaraf in the final 18 holes.
Other participants who are in the run for the KPK Golf Title are Khalid Mehmood (Rawalapindi), Taimoor Khan (Peshawar) and Ghazanfar Mehmood (Garden City Golf Club). Out of these three strong contenders, Khalid Mehmood is placed at a two rounds aggregate score of 147, while Taimoor Khan and Ghazanafar Mehmood are bracketed at an aggregate score of 149. A few others who are doing well are Inayatullah Orakzai (153),M.Ashfaq(155) and Raja M.Israr(157).
In the race for honours in Ladies event, Zeenat Ayesha of Islamabad Golf Club came up with an impressive round of net 69. Just one stroke behind her is Zaib un Nisa of Royal Palm Golf Club. Zaib managed to show good control over her shot making and ended the round with a net score of 70. At a score of net 73 are three ladies, Asma Maqsood (Abbotabad), Shahazadi Gulfam (Garrison) and Syeda Imam Ali Shah (Gymkhana).
The final round promises a fierce competition.
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