Karachi, August 14, 2016 (PPI-OT):The 8th UBL Independence Day Cup Open Golf Championship 2016 played at Defence Authority Country and Golf Club (DAC and GC) from 11 to 14 Aug, 2016 concluded on Sunday evening. A simple yet impressive prize distribution ceremony was held at Golf Club’s venue at the end of the tournament. Administrator DHA Brig Zubair Ahmed was the chief guest of the function.
Approximately 350 golfers from all over the country including top national professionals of golf circuit participated in the Rs. 2.4 million golf tournament. The chief guest appreciated DAC and GC for organizing a spectacular and splendid golf tournament. He said that golfing was a lively activity which helped to promote healthy and positive trends in society. Brig Zubair Ahmed further said that holding of such mega tournaments would immensely help in promoting golf in the country.
The performance of Shabbir Iqbal (ISB) was spectacular who won the championship and prize money of Rs. 292,600 with a score of 205. Muhammad Munir (ISB) won the second position with score of 214 while Imdad Hussain (LGGC) and Muhammad Khalid (DHA) finished up third with a score of 216.
In senior professionals Muhammad Akram (GYM) with a score of 72 was first and Muhammad Iqbal (GYM), Asad Khan (KPK) and Muhammad Ilyas (GYM) with a score of 72 were second. In amateurs (gross) Zohaib Asif (DHA) with a score of 225 was first while Ghazanfar Mahmood (Bahria) with a score of 226 ended up second. In amateurs (net) Salman Jehangir (GYM) with a score of 219 was first while Sameer Merchant (DHA) with a score of 221 ended up second.
In Junior Professionals Nadeem Almas (DHA) with a score of 150 was first while Roman Khan (KPK) and Nasir Masih (LGC) with a score of 155 was second. In ladies winner net was Mrs Bong Soon Lee (KGC) while winner gross was Mrs Humera Khalid. At the end chief guest distributed trophies and prizes among the winners in various categories.
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