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National Golf Championship: Young Omar Khalid, Salman Khan share lead



National Golf Championship: Young Omar Khalid, Salman Khan share lead

KARACHI: The proficient 16-year-old Omar Khalid closed on the highest of the leader-board with a tremendous spherical of one-under-par 71 on the second day of the sixtieth National Amateur Golf Championship on the Karachi Golf Club.

Omar, 16, who is without doubt one of the main junior gamers of the nation, confirmed that he additionally belongs to the top-level when he made 5 birdies on Friday to share the lead with Islamabad’s Salman Khan.

Salman compensated his opening spherical rating of 80 with the day’s greatest spherical of 68. Both Omar and Salman are collectively positioned on the prime of the leader-board with 148.

Omar’s stable spherical was instrumental in serving to Sindh A win the coveted Inter-Association Golf Championship for the primary time in 9 years. The two-day championship, which ran concurrently with the National Amateurs, concluded on Friday.

Sindh A, captained by Mansoor Teli and together with Omar Khalid, Saim Shazli and Arsalan Shikoh, aggregated 445 factors, successful the trophy by 9 strokes. Together with Omar, Arsalan (72) and Mansoor (76) made positive that Sindh-A claims the trophy convincingly.

Defending champions Federal Golf Association made a surprising comeback on day two with the assistance of fantastic performances from Salman Khan, Umer Khokhar, and Yasir Khokhar.

They completed second with an mixture of 454. Punjab B completed third adopted by Sindh B, Punjab A, and KPK.

Meanwhile, among the many amateurs, the trio of Omar Khalid, Salman Khan, and Umer Khokhar stood out on day two of what’s the most prestigious golf championship of the nation.

Salman was in prime gear as he made seven birdies on his technique to a surprising spherical of 68.

Omar, who received the 2020 Faldo Series Pakistan title, made birdies on holes 1, 10, 15, 16, and 18.

Islamabad’s Umer Khokhar, the reigning Pakistan No 1, was additionally in nice kind, firing a spherical of 71 to remain in competition for the title. Another prime performer of the day was Karachi’s Arsalan Shikoh, who performed a par spherical of 72. Just one shot behind Omar and Salman are the duo of Mansoor Teli and Umer Khokhar. Behind them are Ralfay Raja and Salman Jahangir.

In the senior amateurs’ class, Col Rustam Ali took a three-shot lead with a spherical of 74. He is adopted by the duo of Zakir Hussain and Lt Col Asif Mehdi (77) and Azhar Abbas and Sohail Okay Rana (78).

Aania Farooq and Rimsha Ijaz are sharing the lead within the girls class adopted by the duo of Humna Amjad and Parkha Ijaz.

Following is the amateurs’ leader-board after the second spherical on Friday:

148: Omar Khalid, Salman Khan

149: Mansoor Teli, Umer Khokhar

151: Ralfay Raja

152: Salman Jahangir

153: Arsalan Shikoh, M.A Mannan

154: Saim Shazli, Ahmed Kayani

155: Omer Shikoh, Yashal Shah

156: Junaid Irfan, Damil Ataullah, Qasim Ali Khan, Nouman Ilyas, Mohsin Zafar

Senior amateurs’ leader-board after first spherical:

74: Col Rustam Ali

77: Zakir Hussain, Lt Col Asif Mehdi

78: Azhar Abbas, Sohail Okay Rana

79: Khurram Khan, Khalid Jameel Siddiqi, Haji Ishaq

82: Omar Bangash, Tariq Mehmood, Col Muhammad Shafi

Amateur Ladies leader-board after first spherical:

76: Aania Farooq, Risha Ijaz

79: Parkha Ijaz, Humna Amjad

80: Ghazala Yasmin

83: Abiha Hanim Syed

85: Tabassum Sharif

86: Bushra Fatima

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