Shab­bir wins Pak­istan Cus­toms golf cham­pi­onship

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LA­HORE—Shab­bir Sharif won the gross event of First All Pak­istan Cus­toms Golf cham­pi­onship with an im­pres­sive score of gross 72 with a par round at La­hore Gymkhana gold course here on Mon­day.

Shab­bir daz­zled with a rous­ing dis­play of qual­ity golf to score a fine vic­tory. Be­hind the win­ner was Mohsen Za­far ,who fin­ished with a score of gross 76.

Pun­jab Gov­er­nor, Rafiq Ran­jwana was the chief guest on the oc­ca­sion and praised the skill­ful play and tech­nique of the no­table per­form­ers of the event. An­other one who dis­played great play­ing abil­ity was In the net sec­tion, in hand­i­cap cat­e­gory zero to nine, Ahmed Za­far Hayat won the first net prize. His score car­ried an out­stand­ing touch and the ag­gre­gate net was 69, three un­der par. The run­ner up net went to Ja­mal Nasir.

This golf event launched by Pak­istan Cus­toms, pro­duced a few twists and turns in the Se­niors sec­tion also. The se­niors event in­volves play­ers in the 55 plus age cat­e­gory, yet the com­pet­i­tive fire is ev­i­dent in the race for suc­cess and hon­ors.A mongst the se­niors the top per­former in gross sec­tion was Javed A.Khan with a score of gross 77. Saeed Ahmed claimed the sec­ond gross prize, his score be­ing 79. Per­form­ers in Se­niors Net sec­tion were Asad Hameed(win­ner net) and Me­hboob Alam (2nd net).

The dom­i­nant ones in the ladies sec- tion turned out to be Sameea Javaid Ali in ladies gross and Mi­naa Zainab in ladies net.Sameea is the sea­soned one while Mi­naa is work­ing hard to get es­tab­lished.

In the In­vi­ta­tional cat­e­gory ,Maj Gen Umar Fa­rooq Burki played su­perbly to top in the gross sec­tion. Syed Abid Hus­sain won the sec­ond gross and Agha Ali Imam came third.Net sec­tion win­ners were Brig Shahid You­nis (first net),Shah­naz Moin (sec­ond net) and Brig Shah­baz Tabas­sum (third net).

Re­sults of other events;Boys;Sar­mad Nawaz Ma­lik(1st gross);An­war Saeed(2nd gross);Ahmed Ali Shoaib(3rd gross);Muhammed Jalal(1st net); Ameen Asif(2nd net);M.Ma­heen Ma­lik(3rd net);Ladies;Sameea Javaid Ali (1st gross);Dr Asma Shami(2nd gross);Mi­naa Za­far(1st net);Rabia Ti­wana (2nd net).

At the con­clu­sion of the tour­na­ment the prizes were awarded to the top per­form­ers by Muhammed Rafiq Ra­jwana ,Gov­er­nor Pun­jab,Col­lec­tor of Cus­toms ,Su­maira Nazir ,Col­lec­tor Pre­ven­tive and Zul­fiqar You­nis, at a prize dis­tri­bu­tion cer­e­mony at­tended by Chair­man, La­hore Gymkhana club, Mian Mis­bah ur Rehman, Agha Ali Imam,Tas­nim Noorani,Mian Parvez Bhan­dara, and par­tic­i­pat­ing golfers.

The Gov­er­nor com­pli­mented the Pak­istan Cus­toms for get­ting as­so­ci­ated with the game of golf and its de­vel­op­ment.—APP

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