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.
Robin Bagh of Mianwali Golf Club was outstanding in the opening round out of three rounds of 6th CNS Amateur Golf Championship that commenced at the internationally recognized award winning par 72 Royal Palm Golf Club Course here on Friday. In a battle that involved matching skills and wits with nationally recognized players like Ghazanfar Mehmood, Salman Jehangir, Mohsen Zafar, M.Rehman, Tariq Mehmood and others are participating.
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.
Robin Bagh continued his relentless pursuit of an impressive first round throughout the day. In between there were some hiccups too but then 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 at the end of the first round with 18 holes score of gross 69.
He remained outstanding on the first day and was looking satisfied with his own effort but from the competitive angle his nearest challengers are two more nationally ranked players, Ashiq Hussain of Multan Golf Club and Ghazanfar Mehmood of Garden City Golf Club ended the first round with a score of gross 70 and 71 respectively. Both players are talented, experience-loaded and quite capable of moving ahead of Robin Bagh with a more spirited performance during the second round on Saturday (tomorrow), this means that Robin Bagh has a tough task ahead of him in the remaining two rounds.
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. Tournament Organizer, Commodore S M Shahzad SI(M), Station Commander Navy Lahore was enchanted by the praiseworthy efforts put up by Robin Bagh, Ashiq Hussain and Ghazanfar Mehmood. He was keeping a track of the champions and sending waves of encouragement all around with his attention, hospitality and approach.
Other competitors in line for honour in gross section are Wazir Ali (Royal Palm) at gross 72 followed by Tariq Mehmood of Pakistan Navy at gross 74.Two competitors, Saeed Khattak and Zunair Aleem are placed at a score of gross 76 with three players M.Saqib, Sajid Khan and Mohsen Zafar at gross 77. Race in net category is led by Farid Malik of Royal Palm who had a flair enriched round of net 67, five under par. Asif Bajwa, a former office bearer of Pakistan Hockey Federation also showed his golfing talent with an impressive round of net 69.
Competitors in the senior’s category will also be competing on Saturday. Ladies and juniors will also be competing in their respective categories which will tee off at 0700 early morning on Saturday. The tee off for amateurs will be at 0830.
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