Pakistan Open Golf C’ship 2019: Korean Kim Wins; Pak’s M. Shabbir Attains 2nd Position
LAHORE: Raya Pakistan Open Golf Championship 2019, concluded with Joohyung Kim of Korea emerging as the title winner and lifting the trophy with first cash prize of US $14,000 out of a total allocated cash of US 80,000. The balance was distributed among the 51 other position holders in accordance with the Asia Tour Prize Distribution Policy.
Joohyung Kim of Korea showed abounding and exuberant golf playing brilliance and intelligence loaded motivation. During the course of the four rounds at the admirable and commendable Defence Raya Golf Course, Kim gave a lustrous and pulsating display of golfing skills that impressed even his adversaries. Driving off the tees was powerful and accurate and his approach shots to the green were classy and most of the time they landed within five to six feet of the hole. His victory came through scores of 66 in the first round, a flamboyant 64 in the second round, 68 in the third round and an effective 73 on the final day. His aggregate winning score was 271, seventeen under par.
“Pakistan has been rewarding for me “said Kim. HE added that “and what makes the visit memorable is that I have won the national champions title of Pakistan.
M. Shabbir had the honour of attaining the second position with a marvelous round of 67 in the final round, which gave him a notable aggregate of 280, eight under par. Throughout the final round, M. Shabbir was abundantly charged up to give the country a good name and he managed to do so with an outstanding performance. He hit every shot on merit and left a lasting impression on the champions from overseas and the organizing team of the Asian Development Tour.
Third slot in this championship went to Sam Lee of Fiji who managed an aggregate score of 281, seven under par. Much that he was urging for the second slot, he had to concede it to Shabbir whose score was one stroke better. Choo Tze Huang of Singapore came fourth, with a score of 283, five under par. M. Munir of Pakistan and Samuel Cyr of USA were bracketed at the fifth position. Their final score was 285,three under par. Some more who played notably well are M. Alam of Pakistan and Mat Killen of England.
The hole in one car remained unclaimed. There was a hole in one by Adil Jehangir of Pakistan, however, it was on a hole not marked for the car award.
The Asian Development Golf Tour, Pakistan Golf Federation and DHA jointly held the Raya Pakistan Open Golf Championship at the Defence Raya Golf Course. Held over four rounds from 17th to 20th October, this Pakistan Open Golf Championship attracted 20 formidable players from ten countries and also competing were 85 top golf professionals of Pakistan along with five top of the line amateur golf players.
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