Emerging star Saad Habib Malik of Rumanza Golf Club, Multan, clinched the title of junior national golf champion after winning the four-day PGF-organized 13th Pakistan Junior Amateur Golf Championship 2024 that concluded at the Rumanza Golf Course in DHA, Multan, on Sunday.
Over 70 young golf players showcased their skills in this prestigious national championship, featuring events in four age categories for both boys and girls, namely under 16 and under 21. Facing formidable adversaries like M Irtaza Hussain of Margalla Greens, Islamabad, and Shameer Majid of Defence Raya Golf Club, Lahore, Saad Habib exhibited excellent golfing skills to secure the championship and earn national acclaim.
Saad’s final round score of a gross 68 on Sunday showcased his smart handling of golfing techniques, including seven awe-inspiring birdies on holes 2, 4, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 16, along with nine regulation pars. Despite facing challenges with a bogey on the 15th hole and an unfortunate double bogey on the 18th hole, where his ball got plugged in the bunker, Saad’s overall aggregate score for the three rounds was an impressive 212, four under par.
gregate of 222.
In the 12-16 years age category, Shayan Zia of PAF and Ahmed Ibrahim of Defence Raya Golf Club emerged as proficient contenders. The championship concluded with tied scores, leading to a sudden death playoff, ultimately won by Shayan Zia.
The championship also served as a platform for selecting a team to represent Pakistan at the Asia Grand Final of the Nick Faldo Series in Vietnam in April. The selected boys are Saad Habib Malik (16-21 years) and Shayan Zia (12-16 years), while the selected girls are Humna Amjad of Peshawar Golf Club (16-21 years) and Bushra Fatima of Lahore Garrison Greens (12-16 years).
Brig Ahmad Rizwan Ghumman, Project Director, DHA, Multan, gave away prizes to the top performers during the prize distribution ceremony, in the presence of Brig Fayyaz of Rumanza Golf Club, Malik Kamran of Pakistan Golf Federation, participating players, and their families.