Lahore, November 26, 2016 (PPI-OT): 6th Chief of the Naval Staff Amateur Golf Championship 2016 has been started at Royal Palm Golf and Country Club Lahore. In the event, the form of play being stroked are, in amateur categories over 54 holes (18 holes each day), in senior category over 18 holes (9 holes on 25th and 26th Nov 16), ladies over 18 holes and juniors over 18 holes on 26th November 2016.
While continue displaying his splendid performance and professional skills, Ghazanfar Mehmood of Garrison Country Golf Club Lahore with gross 144 has beaten yesterday’s leading player Robin Bagh during the second round of 6th CNS Amateur Golf Championship. This championship is a battle that involved matching skills and wits with nationally recognized players like Saeed Khattak, Zunair Aleem, M.Saqib, Sajid Khan, Salman Jehangir, Mohsen Zafar, M.Rehman, Tariq Mehmood and many other competitors.
This Chief of Naval Staff Golf Championship has attained the status of a prestigious and grand event which honours participants through heart warming hospitality of Pakistan Navy and the host Club and also provides them a chance to compete and show their skills on a golf course and golf playing arena which can be ranked amongst the best in Asia.
Ghazanfar Mehmood continued his relentless pursuit of an impressive second round throughout the day. He showed adequate mental strength by staying on course completely composed. The steady display of mental strength helped him to end up as the leader of the second round with 18 holes score of gross144.
He remained outstanding on the second day and looking satisfied with his own effort but from the competitive angle his nearest challengers are two more nationally ranked players, Aashiq Hussain of Multan Golf Club with gross 146 and Robin Bagh of Mianwali Golf Club with gross 150 ended the second round just few strokes behind the leading player. Both players are talented, experience-loaded and quite capable of moving ahead of Ghazanfar Mehmood with a more spirited performance during the second round on Saturday (today), this means that he has a tough task ahead of him on the final day.
These three contenders are solid as far as their golfing abilities are concerned. What will make the difference is proper application of skills and focus under pressure of competition. The praiseworthy effort put up by Ghazanfar Mehmood, Aashiq Hussain and Robin Bagh was the real hallmark of today’s golf activity, which enthralled the spectators.
The seniors also played reaming 9 holes today and their result will be announced on final day at closing ceremony. Among the Leading Senior players are Tariq Mehmood of Garrison Golf Club, Col Waqar of Garrison Golf Club, Javed A Khan of Gymkhana Lahore, Col Asif Mehdi of Defence Raya Golf Club.
Other categories such as ladies and juniors matches were also played however the final standings will be decided on Sunday; the final day. Amongst the Ladies category 18 holes were played, out of which top players are Zaib un Nisa of Royal Palm, Parkha Ejaz of Margalla Golf Club, Rimsha Ejaz of Margalla Golf Club, Zahida Durrani of Garrison Golf Club and Shahzadi Gulfam of Garrison Golf Club.
Junior category played 18 holes today. On leading top players are Taimur Malik of Defence Raya, Rao Muhammad Haris of Rawalpindi Golf Club, Nehan Nayyer of Gymkhana Golf Club Lahore, Osama Nadeem of Sargodha Golf Club and Anwar Saeed of Gymkhana Lahore Golf Club.
Tournament Organizer, Commodore S M Shahzad SI(M), Station Commander Navy Lahore was enchanted by the praiseworthy efforts put up by the golfers amongst all categories. He was keeping a track of the champions and sending waves of encouragement all around with his attention, hospitality and approach. Tomorrow will be the FINAL DAY and results will be announced at CLOSING CEREMONY.
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