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GOLF - National30 Oct 2022

Qasim Ali Khan lifts the title of Sindh Amateur Golf Championship
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: Qasim Ali Khan has won the title of Sindh Amateur Golf Championship 2022, as in the final round on Sunday at Karachi Golf Club, the winners of Lahore Gymkhana reached on top in the score-sheet with score of 220-Four over par. Omar Shikoh Khan (H-Cap 1) from KGC  got second position with the score of 223-seven over par. Arsalan Khan of KGC with H-Cap 3 grabbed third position by scoring 223- seven under. In the senior veteran’s H-Cap 0-7 category, Khurram Khan of KGC led this year, followed by Brig Mohsin Farooq from Rumanza Multan. Zahid Ibrahim held third position in this category. The new leader in Senior H-Cap 8-14 was Brig Qasim Changezi. Runner up being Salman Ali. Zahid Ibrahim of KGC was leading in the Senior category, followed by Khurram Khan as runner up. The prize distribution ceremony was attended by SGA and KGC office bearers, KGC members and leading members of the Golf community. President Sindh Golf Association- Khurram Khan congratulated winners and participants of the Tournament. He thanked the sponsors, KGC management his own team in successfully organising the 22nd SGA Amateur Championship. Khurram Khan said: “This championship is bring forward the new and hidden Golf talent in Pakistan. I am thankful to Zafar Mahmood, Ghazanfar Abbas and Irfan Rasheed for their utmost cooperation and support. I am also thankful to Babar Siddiqui of Paragon Developers for sponsoring the tournament.”

GOLF - National28 Oct 2022

Sindh Amateur Golf Championship: Abdullah Ansar earns lead on first day
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: Local golfer Abdullah Ansar has earned lead with 73-one over par on the opening day of the 22nd Paragon Sindh Amateur Golf Championship that started here at Karachi Golf Club on Friday. Abdullah Ansar from KGC was leading with 73-one over par after 18 holes game. Arsalan Khan of the same club along with Qasim Ali Khan of Gymkhana Club were jointly following Abdullah with 75- three over par. Danyal Khan from KGC was occupying 4th position on Day 1. In the veteran’s category, Major Rizwan Farooq of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) was leading with 40 – four over nine holes. He was followed by Rehan Mirza with 41 – five over nine holes. Col Shahid Mahboob was leading in over 75 years category with 39 – over five holes. The final round will be played on Sunday 30th October, 2022. Weather and visibility today at KGC were helpful. The defending champion Yashal Shah is not competing due to his participation at Asia Pacific Amateur Golf Championship in Thailand.

GOLF - National27 Oct 2022

Sindh Amateur Golf Tournament tees off from October 28
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: The Paragon Sindh Amateur Golf Tournament will tee off from October 28, 2022 at Karachi Golf Club (KGC). The first day will start with around 150 golfers participating from all over Pakistan. Sindh Amateur Golf Tournament is one of the significant golf event in Sindh Golf Association’s calendar. The 54 holes tournament will be played for three days, following the rules and regulations of Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF). Final round on Sunday 30th October will decide the leader for this year. President Sindh Golf Association- Khurram Khan said, “We are working to promote and develop Golf in Sindh and promoting the talented golfers. SGA welcomes all the participants joining us from all over Pakistan. We expect good game and wish luck to them.” “Golf is becoming increasingly popular with both female and male youth of our country. We are training our golfers to compete at international golf events and KGC has been proved as a virtuous training ground for finest golfers in our country. We are proud of our young talents Saim Shazli, Yashal Shah, Omer Khalid and Humna Amjad”, Khan added The defending champion Yashal Shah from last year will not compete because he will be playing Asia Pacific Amateur Golf Championship in Thailand starting from 27~31 October 2022.

GOLF - National15 Aug 2022

Rawalpindi Golf Club hosts Azadi Golf Tournament
Sports Bulletin Report RAWALPINDI:-Rawalpindi Golf Club hosted a 3-day Azadi Golf Tournament to promote golf sports in twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad to mark the 75th Independence Celebration of Pakistan. The tournament took place from August 12 to 14, 2022. Local golfers took part in different categories competitions including amateurs, senior amateurs, senior officers, veterans, ladies and juniors, as the winners were awarded prizes. Tahira Naeem was the gross winner in the female category, while Atia Anjum was the net winner. Brig. Mohammad Aslam took top place in the veterans’ gross category, while Brig Mumtaz Ahmed Javed took first place in the veterans’ net category. Mumtaz Hussain won the gross and Amjad Ali Khan won the net in the senior officers’ category. Lt. Col. Shahzad Ali Kiani said: AAA Associates will constantly assist local organisations and communities in arranging sporting events. We will continue to fund sports-related activities that entail broad local community participation. We are committed to developing grassroots sporting activities in order to maximise everyone's potential.

GOLF - National22 May 2022

COAS Open Golf Championship: Hamid Hussain lifts the title
Abdul Jabbar Faisal RAWALPINDI:-Hamid Hussain of Royal Palm Golf Club (RPGC) has won the title of the 29th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Open Golf Championship 2022 Amateur Category that concluded on Sunday here at Rawalpindi Golf Club. In the professional category, Mohammad Shabbir of Islamabad Golf Club got first position after three-day top national golf showpiece. As many as 509 golfers from golf clubs from all over the country participated in the championship in the different categories competitions. LtGen(R) Mian Mohammad HilalHussain, Hl (M), President Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF) graced the closing ceremony as chief guest and distributed the prizes among the players. The tournament was sponsored by 'Engro Corporation (Pvt) Limited', the main sponsor of COAS Open GolfChampionship-2022 alongwith, Serena Hotels and Askari Banks Hospitality Partner. Rs. 11 million were distributed among the 50 top professionals, 22 top senior professionals and 12 top junior professionals. Complete Results: Juniors (Cat-A): Adan Bukhari (PSC) 1st Gross-34 Attaur Rehman (PSC) 2nd Gross-43 Abdullah Khalid (RWP) 1st Net-33 Mohammad Hashir (MGG) 2nd Net-36 Juniors (Cat-B): Shawaiz Abbas (MGGC) 1st Gross-38 Mohammad Daniyal (PSC) 2nd Gross-39 Azan Usman (ISB) 1st Net-30 Abdullah Amir (RWP) 2nd Net-32 Senior Amateurs: Tariq Mehmood (RYA) 1st Gross-153 Col Asif Mehdi (LGG) 2nd Gross-156 Mohammad Shafi (LGG) 3rd Gross-157 Dr Humayun Khan (ISB) 1st Net-136 Major Shehryar Javed (Raw) 2nd Net-140 Col Mohsin Ali Minhas (Raw) 3rd Net-140 Veteran Category: Brig Mohammad Aslam Khan (RWP) 1st Gross-39 Brig Mumtaz Ahmed Javaid (RWP) 2nd Gross-43 Maj Mohammad Asghar Ali (RWP) 3rd Gross-43 Brig Tariq Qureshi (RWP) 1st Net-33 Brig Shahid Naeem Butt (RWP) 2nd Net-36 Maj Mumtaz Khan (RWP) 3rd Net-37 Subsidiary Matches: Mustansir Ali Khan (RWP) 1st Gross-154 Amir Khalil (RWP) 2nd Gross-158 Dr Numair Sulehri (RWP) 3rd Gross-162 Lt Col Zafar (RWP) 1st 125 Brig Usman lbne Riaz (RWP) 2nd Net-127 Brig Himayat Ullah (RWP) 3rd Net-130 Amateurs Category: Maj Mohammad Saleem (RGC) 1st Net-201 Wg Cdr Umar Farooq (RGC) 2nd Net-206 Maj Ali Uzair (QTA) 3rd Net-209 Hussain Hamid (RPM) 1st Gross-219 Umar Khalid (KGC) 2nd Gross-222 Ladies Category: Shahar Bano Hamdani (RGC) 1st Net-140 Rafaqat Abjad (RGC) 2nd Net-144 Areeba Rizwan (RGC) 3rd Net-146 Rimsha Ejaz (RYA) 1st Gross-151 Ami Qin (MGG) 2nd Gross-167  Eman Alisha (GYM) 3rd Gross-170 Seniors Professionals’ Category: Tahir Naseem (GYM) 1st-143 Irfan Mahmood (Rwp) 2nd-149 Professionals: Mohammad Shabbir (ISB) 1st-201 Talat Ejaz (GYM) 2nd-207 Juniors Professionals Mohammad Saqib (LGG) 1st-143 Akash (LGG) 2nd-149

GOLF - National12 May 2022

Federal Amateur Golf Championship 2022 commences from Friday
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-The 3-day Federal Amateur Golf Championship 2022 will tee off on Friday here at Islamabad Golf Club, Honorary Secretary, Federal Golf Association (FGA) I N Khokhar told to reporters in a press conference on Thursday, as a very low number of sports journalists of twin city Rawalpindi and Islamabad attended this important press briefing due to lack of communication and ignorance of FGA. He further informed the media-person that the champion would be decided after the 54 holes game, as the players would enjoy the game over 18 holes each day. “The competitions will be held in 4 categories including Amateur, Seniors, Juniors and Ladies. An exhibition match will also be played among diplomats of different countries, “he maintained. “Top three amateurs will be awarded prizes on the gross score while top two ladies will receive prizes both on net and gross score. However, Top three seniors will be honored on both net and gross score while top two juniors will also get awards on net and gross score. Golfers took part in the practice session on Thursday, “I N Khokhar concluded.

GOLF - Int News21 Mar 2022

PGF International Ladies Golf Championship: Rimsha earns top honour
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-Rimsha Ijaz has won the title of the 5th PGF International Ladies Amateur Golf Championship 2022 after showing impressive performance on the last day of tournament that concluded at Islamabad Golf Club on Sunday. After completing 54 holes game, Rimsha was on top with 225 score. Thailand’s Mana Ssanan claimed second place, as she was just a single score behind from the champion. She earned 226 points. Hamna Amjad from Karachi Golf Club remained at third position with the total score of 239. Parkha Ijaz of Defence Raya (244) and Nada Rizwan Mir of Qatar (254) were on 4th and 5th spot respectively. Dr Asma Shami, Chairperson Ladies Golf, said: “Ladies Golf in Pakistan is in its infancy stage and in a short period of four years, seven ladies championships on PGF Calendar.” She emphasised that the need of the hour is sustainability. The quantity that we have collected has to translate into quality we need to bring in professionalism. The first step towards quality that for the first time we have a lady chief referee to Conduct the Championship. It is a great turning point in the Ladies Golf in Pakistan. Dr Sania, speaking at the occasion to the august gathering, said that it was a moment of joy to see so many young girls taking up competitive sports and to see so many ladies playing championship. she extended her full support in promotion of ladies in sports. Dr Sania spoke about the Ehsas program and how it is positively impacting ladies lives in Pakistan. Later she mingled with the invitees of the prize distribution ceremony. All lady golfers bid adieu to their fellow golfers from out of Islamabad and those who came from Thailand and Qatar – till another event, another game. She complimented the tournament director of Zeenat Ayesha and the championship committee for a commendable job. In the end she thanked the players from Thailand their manager for their participation. Miss Uzma Mir from Qattar praised the Pakistani Lady Golfers and for hosting them and giving them tough competition she added Ladies Golf what does the dynamic leadership of Dr Asma Shami chairperson Ladies Golf has got leaps and bounds. She expressed please surprise the number of lady players that was participating in this prestigious ladies event.

GOLF - Int News19 Mar 2022

PGF International Ladies Golf Championship starts at Islamabad Club
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-The 5th PGF International Ladies’ Golf Championship started on Friday here at Islamabad Golf Club, as the Rimsha Ijaz and Thitikrn Thapasit earned the lead at the end of Day-1 game. Both were at two over par 74 after 18 holes. Thitikrn from Thailand scored three birdies on Hole No 8-10 and 12. Rimsha was cool and played his game consistently to reach on top. She also hit birdies thrice time during her 18 holes game.

GOLF - National21 Feb 2022

Parkha Ijaz wins Ghazala Ansari Challenge Cup Golf Tournament
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE:-Parkha Ijaz has won the 1st Ghazala Ansari Challenge Cup Ladies Amateur Golf Championship that concluded with a most graceful prize distribution ceremony here at Durbar Hall of the Governor House. Parkha, handicap 1, with a gross score of 227 over 54 holes, emerged as the winner of the Gross in Category A (handicaps 0-12). Her sister, Rimsha Ijaz, who was also handicap 1, was the runner-up with a gross score of 231, while Iman Ali Shah got 3rd position with a score of 244. In Category B (handicaps 13-24), Tehmina Ahmed won 1st gross, while Dr Rhubab Haider got 2nd and Tehmina Rashid 3rd gross. In the Net, Sherbano Hamdani won the 1st prize, while 2nd Net was awarded to Shabana Waheed and 3rd to Hareem Tahir. In Category C (handicaps 25-36), the 1st gross was won by Fauzia Shahid, 2nd by Nighat Akram and 3rd by Monazza Azhar. With the Net-Score, Mina Zainab won 1st net, Tasleem Hussain 2nd and Shaheen Warraich 3rd. In the Seniors Match, 1st gross was won by Ayesha Hamid while 1st net by Farida Tausif. “Their performance has certainly brought a breath of fresh air into our sporting environment and proved that Pakistani women are second to none.” The high points of the ceremony were video clips about Ghazala Ansari’s achievements and a personal message from Begum Samina Alvi, The First Lady, who expressed great admiration for the fact that this had been a totally ‘women’s show,’ right from its conception to its organisation, planning and execution. She lauded that even the Chief Referee and the sole financial sponsor were women. Two other video messages were also played containing personal messages from Gen Hilal, President PGF and Yasmin Mubarik, who had been her closest competitor. There could be no greater tribute to the golfing achievements of the legendary Ghazala Ansari. Credit for this must be given unequivocally to Dr Shami and her dedicated partners, Maimoona Azam, Bela Azam, Munazza Shaheen, Iffat Zahra, Aisha Moazzam, Shabana Waheed and Shahnaz Moeen who put their heart and soul into “making this event one of a kind."

GOLF - National07 Feb 2022

Kashmir Solidarity Day Golf Tournament concludes
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD:-The 2-day Kashmir Solidarity Day Golf Tournament concluded at the Bahria Golf Club Islamabad on Sunday. As many as 120 men, women and junior golfers participated in this event. Commenting on this Tournament, Dr Asma Afzal Shami, Chairperson Ladies Golf PGF, congratulated Sherbano for her excellent conducting of the tournament. She further stated: “I would also like to appreciate the fact that, by appointing Munazza Shaheen as the chief referee, she has created history as this is the first occasion on which a lady has acted as the chief referee of a golf match in which men have also participated. Farred Buttar and Hamza won 1st gross in the Father-Son category, while Mohammad Musa and Usama won 1st net. Among Amateur Couples, General and Begum Salman won 1st gross while Admiral and Begum Salim Akhtar won 1st net. In the Golfer-Nongolfer Couples Category, Rabia and Col Zaka won 1st gross while Qudsia and Col Altaf won 1st net. In the Junior Category, Shahan and Zaina Zeeshan won the 1st gross while Ali Musa and Amna Malik won 1st net.