Taimur clinches KP Ama­teur Golf Cham­pi­onship

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

PE­SHAWAR— Re­gain­ing Na­tional Cham­pion Taimur Naseer clinched the cov­eted tro­phy of the pres­ti­gious and old­est 49th Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Ama­teur Golf Cham­pi­onship af­ter se­cur­ing four un­der par 212 over 54- holes here at PAF Golf Course on Sun­day.

Spot­ted, groomed, pol­ished and sup­ported by international golfer Ma­jor Ar­shad Mehmood, for­mer ad­viser to the than Chief of the Army Staff Gen­eral Ash­faq Pervez Kayani on golf, the than Pres­i­dent Pak­istan Golf Fed­er­a­tion, un­der a ta­lent Hunt scheme, Taimur Naseer never looked be­hind and bagged al­most all ti­tles.

The tal­ented Taimur re­cently won Na­tional Cham­pi­onship ti­tle, fol­lowed by Chief of Army Staff Cup and now the pres­ti­gious 49th KP Ama­teur Golf Cham­pi­onship and also win back lau­rel for the coun­try by win­ning international events at In­dia, Sri Lankan, Bangkok, Dubai, and Malaysia.

“I’m go­ing to rep­re­sent Pak­istan in the Malaysian Open Ama­teur International Golf Cham­pi­onship on May 15, 2016 and win­ning the event is ac­tu­ally a good prepa­ra­tion well be­fore the international event,” Taimur told APP in a post- match talk.

He also thanked Mr. Ham­mad Sethi, Di­rec­tor City Univer­sity for ex­tend­ing all fi­nan­cial sup­port to him for run­ning his games ex­penses. Son of a pro­fes­sional golfer Naseer Khan, Taimur is very much ea­ger to win back more lau­rels for the coun­try abroad.

“We have great ex­pec­ta­tions from this young golfer and when I first spot­ted him when he was just a cad­die I de­cided to ex­tend all out sup­port so that one day he be­comes a star in golf from this part of the world,” Ma­jor Ar­shad Mehmood said when asked about Taimur win­ning the Cham­pi­onship.

Taimur Naseer carded 212, four un­der par over 54 holes with 70, 68 and 74 on the first, sec­ond and third day round with 35, at front nine and 38 at back nine scor­ing three birdies and four bo­gys. Taimur landed on each of the reg­u­la­tions and went for put­ting birdies but his put­ting was not up to the mark.

Muham­mad Rehman carded 214, two un­der par, with 71, 67 and 67 rounds on the three- day. He also carded 38 at front and back nine with one birdies and three bo­gys. Muham­mad Zo­haib carded 220, four over par with 37, one over par, at from nine with one birdies and three bo­gys.

In the Net cat­e­gory Ahamd Baig got first po­si­tion with his Net score 206, Idrees Nisar Tinko got sec­ond po­si­tion with his Net score 212 and Ashiq Hus­sain and­with 218 re­mained at third.

In the Ama­teur HCP 11- 18 AVM Asim Za­heer won first po­si­tion with his gross score 156, fol­lowed by Ma­jor Raza ( 167) and Nisar Ud Din ( 168) while in the Net Mian Haseeb Ud­din, Maj Maaz and Waqas Ul­lah Shin­wari got first, sec­ond and third po­si­tion re­spec­tively.

In the Vet­eran Ama­teur above 70 Dr. Wi­layat Saeed got first, Col. Syed Mush­taq and Sqn Ldr Iltaf re­mained at third, in Se­nior Ama­teur Un­der- 55 Net Brigh Iqbal won first, fol­lowed by Ja­mal Ul Has­nain and Syed Zahir Shah, in gross Ab­dul Haq won first po­si­tion, Col. Syed Sha­ha­dat Hus­sain and Sqn/ Ldr Idrees Khalid.

In Boys Un­der- 14 Ab­dul­lah Sul­tan, Ad­nan Bukhari and Zoyan got first, sec­ond and third po­si­tion re­spec­tively while Sana, Awais Baloch and Nayal got first sec­ond and third in Net, in Boys U- 17 Shah­nan got first po­si­tion, fol­lowed by Ah­mad Ar­shad while in Net Faizal Ali, Hafeez and Muham­mad got po­si­tion in Net.

In Ladies Dr. Fa­reeda Naseer got his­tor­i­cal and old­est Gai Cup in 1934, while Miss Atiya An­jum got sec­ond po­si­tion.

At the end, the chief guest Gov­er­nor Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Za­far Iqbal Ja­gra gave away tro­phies and cash prizes to the po­si­tion hold­ers.

Speak­ing on this oc­ca­sion, he said with the grace of Almighty Al­lah nor­malcy has been re­stored to the province and the Pak­istan Army and jawans of law en­forc­ing agen­cies along with the peo­ple of Pak­istan have given un­matched sac­ri­fices. He said we are com­mit­tee to root out the in­sur­gency and mil­i­tancy. He said such event should be held con­tin­u­ingly as it por­trayed a soft im­age of the coun­try in the rest of the world. The Gov­er­nor said we are head­ing to­wards a com­plete nor­malcy and one could see peo­ple would go with­out any fear to the tribal ar­eas like in the past.

He said we also want to have sports ac­tiv­i­ties in the tribal ar­eas so that to pro­vide am­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties to the tribal youth to come up in the main stream of the ta­lent. He also lauded Pres­i­dent KP Golf As­so­ci­a­tion, Lt. Gen Hi­dayat- ur- Rehman Com­man­der 11 Corps for tak­ing keen in­ter­est in hold­ing such events. He also an­nounced a sum of Rs. 0.5 mil­lion for the KP Golf As­so­ci­a­tion.— APP

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