PGA Inter-Club Golf Tournament ’19: Rawalpindi Team Wins; 2 Clubs Disqualified

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PGA Inter-Club Golf Tournament ’19: The Rawalpindi Team Captain Brig. Omer Ejaz receives the trophy – Courtesy Mr. Pervaiz Saeed

LAHORE: The Golf Teams of four leading golf clubs of Punjab, Lahore Gymkhana, Garrison Golf Club, Defence Raya Golf Club and Rawalpindi Golf Club, at the PAF Golf and Country Club Golf Course in Lahore.

The First Inter Club Golf Event 2019 covering golf clubs of Punjab, organised by Punjab Golf Association concluded at the PAF Skyview Golf Club in Lahore after two days of golfing battle. Interestingly, out of the four golf clubs engaged in this competition for supremacy , two clubs got disqualified as per rules of the competition which required that the full sixteen  team members must take part in the championship. This fate proved to be a disappointment for the Defence Raya Team as one of their team members missed out on the first day  and on the final day, Gymkhana Team also came across the same situation as one of their team members fell ill. In the final go the combat and encounter was reduced to two teams, Garrison and Rawalpindi Golf Club.

Over the two days of the championship, excellence in shot making came from Matloob Ahmed of Garrison Golf Club, who is regarded as a top professional golf player of the national golf circuit. In the first round of the championship Matloob came up with a round of gross 69, three under par. To prove that he is a golf professional of immense merit, he again replicated the first days superiority with a similar score of gross 69 on the final day of the championship proceedings. His aggregate for the two rounds was 138, six under par, was a performance of talent and stature. “The PAF Skyview Golf Course  is a charming and enchanting golf course “said Matloob and “I really enjoyed my shot making over the two rounds”.

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PGA Inter-Club Golf Tournament ’19: Matloob Ahmed receives his medal from Chief Guest AVM Irfan Ahmed – Courtesy Mr. Pervaiz Saeed

Another one who did reasonably well was an upcoming youngster, M. Saqib. His score for the two rounds were gross 77 and 78. As for the performers in boys section, 15 year old Damil Ataullah was at his playing best and managed to stand out with an 18 holes score of gross 69.

Ladies  category performer was Suneyah Osama and girls section impressionable one was Adina Sohaib.

For Rawalpindi, M. Munir made his presence felt in the Professionals Category. His score for the two rounds was 71 and 73. Best player in the amateur category was Khalid Mehmood and Atif Fareed was declared the best in seniors category.

At the conclusion of PGA Inter Club Golf Competition, Air Vice Marshal Irfan Ahmed, Air Officer Commanding, Central Command handed over the team trophy to Rawalpindi Team. The ceremony was also attended by Brig(r) Shahid Wahab Rao of Punjab Golf Association, Col. Sikandar, Vice President, PGA, Max Babri, Dr Asma Afzal Shami, Head of Ladies Golf, Air Commodore (r) Tariq Usman Abbas of the Club, participating golfers at the PAF Skyview Golf Club.

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