LAHORE: Hamza Shikoh dominated the opening day of the 20th Sind Amateur Golf Championship 2021, which commenced at the Karachi Golf Club golf course on Friday. Hamza Shikoh of Karachi Golf Club played a steady first round of gross 71, to set up an elated position for himself on the leader board. He produced shots that fetched him pars and birdies and in the overall aggregate, a score of gross 71, one under par and the only one out of 70 competitors to heap up an under par score. Competition wise, Hamza may be the leader after 18 holes, but his nearest rival, Arsalan Khan of Airmen Golf Club, also seems well placed and is merely one stroke behind him at a score of gross 72 and is breathing down his neck.

Other well versed and zealous golf players also seeking success are Mohammed Ahmed Mannan and Saim Shazli of Karachi Golf Club, Col Habibur Rehman of DHA Karachi, and Lt Cdr (r) Saeed Khan of KGC. Out of these four contenders, Mohammed Ahmad and Saim Shazli are bracketed at a score of gross 75 and one shot in arrears are Col Habib and Lt Cdr Saeed at gross 76. A few others in line are Saad Habib and Omar Hayat at gross 78 and Omar Khan and Yashal Shah at 79.

In ladies section, the leader is Abiha Hanim Syed of Airmen Golf Club with a first round score of gross 82. Her nearest rivals are two strong ones, Aania Farooq, a very experienced one at 83, and also at gross 83, Daniya Syed. Naghmana Atif is at 89. In the race for top positions amongst boys, lying in first position is Shahvaiz Abbas at gross 87 and following him is Hamza Satti at 88 while a stroke behind him is Abdullah Ansar.

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