UMA CNS Open Golf Championship: Ahmed and Namchok In Lead
KARACHI: UMA CNS Open Golf Championship which is part of the International Asia Tour Golf, commenced at the admirable and elegant Karachi Golf Club Golf Course in Karachi.
Ahmed Baig of Pakistan, a twenty years old amateur champion, fired a flawless five -under-par 67 to emerge as the leader. NamchoK Tantipokhakul of Thailand shares the top position with Ahmed Baig, as he also ended the first round of 18 holes with a score of five under par 67 and these two are bunched together at the top of the leaderboard, as they move into the second round.
Ahmed Baig showed adequate calmness and control and was definitely not overawed by the fact that he was up against many top golfers of Asia and other continents. Including the top ranked golf professionals of Pakistan. What impressed the experts was his superb and accurate hitting off the tees and skillful and deft approach shots from the fairways.
Undoubtedly, Namchok is a branded player of the Asian Tour and his mastery in application of golfing skills is evident from theway he handles his golf sticks and especially his putter.
More champions who performed exceedingly well are Muhammed Shabbir Iqbal of Pakistan, Honey Baisoya of India, Pawin Ingkhaprait of Thailand, and James Ryan Lam of Phillipines. These four fearsome and adept players are bracketed at a remarkable score of 68, four under par.
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The heartening news for Pakistan was that Shabbir looked in great trim and apparent was his determination to outshine his fellow competitors from other continents.