Second round of Nick Faldo Series Golf Trials, culminated and the juvenile Boys contestants who look potent, reliable and assured are Nouman Ilyas of Lahore Garrison in the under 21 years age group, Damil Ataullah also of Lahore Garrison in the under 18 years age category and S. Yashal Shah of Karachi Golf Club in the under 16 years age bracket.
The concluding 18 holes will be decided on Sunday, 29th November.
In the Girls section, Parkha Ijaz of Defence Raya appears as the paramount aspirant in the under 21 years age bracket while Humna Amjad of PAF Skyview club is certainly in a position to emerge as the best one in under 16 years bracket. Talented adolescents from across the country have had a phenomenal golf outing at the commendable PAF Skyview Golf Course.
And as a result all the talented competitors who linger behind their more masterly and dexterous combatants showed no remorse and instead felt elated over the useful experience that they have gained. As for the run of play on the second day, in the under 21 years race, Nouman Ilyas improved his position with a deft round of gross 73 and now stands at an aggregate score of 152, thirteen strokes ahead of his nearest opponent Usama Nadeem of IBEX Golf Club, Sargodha. Thirteen strokes advantage represents an ascendancy that saves Nouman from nerves or a threat of being overtaken in the final round on Sunday.
In command in the under 18 years selection race is the consumate Damil Ataullah. His second round score was again a gross 74 and that added to his 74 of the first round gives him an aggregate of 148, four over par. The nearest challenger, Mekayl Majid is at a score of 152 and score difference is four strokes. Mekayl seems determined to turn the flow in his favour on Sunday and experts expect a fearsome battle. S. Yashal Shah of the under 16 years age group, took over the top slot on the leader board with a stirring round of gross 73 in the second round. His aggregate score now is 151 and he is five strokes ahead of his adversary Omar Khalid. Third placed in this age bracket is Abdul Moeez at 160. Twelve years old M. Ashass of AGC is placed fourth.
Parkha Ijaz was the eminent one in the second round. Her round of gross 67, five under par reflects remarkable golf playing skills and excellent control over the flow of the competition. With seven birdies, three coming in a sequence on holes 1, 2 and 3, slightly upset by a double bogie on the 12th hole, she ends the two rounds with an aggregate score of 144 (level par). While she can feel assured of selection, the heartening aspect is that till now she is the best competitor of the trials. Placed 18 strokes behind her is Suneyah Osama (PAF Skyview) who can only hope to end up as runner up.Pakistan
In under 16 years group ,the best one is Humna Amjad(AGC) with a score of gross 159 and two strokes behind her is Abiha Syed also of AGC.
The championship will conclude on Sunday, 29th November with prize distribution and selection announcement to be held at 3.00 pm at PAF Skyview Golf Club Lawns.