UMA CNS Open Golf Cham­pi­onship: Ahmed and Nam­chok In Lead

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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.

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