Muhammad Saqib of Lahore Garrison surprised his adversaries through a masterly effort that fetched him victory and a cash prize of Rs 225,000 in the 4th Punjab Jinnah Development Golf Tour 2021 that concluded here at the par 72 Royal Palm Golf and Country Club Golf Course on Friday.
As far as the competition goes, Saqib has been incessant in his pursuit of a top position with scores of gross 70 in the first round, another 70 in the second round and again a cemented 70 in the third round. His aggregate score for three rounds adds up to 210, six under par and this score most certainly is meritorious and laudable for it reflects his mental strength, confidence and capability under frightfully competitive conditions.
His nearest rival and runner-up for the championship, Sunny Masih of Lahore Gymkhana came up with a majestic and spectacular display of golfing expertise in the final round yesterday and the exceptional effort helped him to a round of gross 66 for final 18 holes and he moved many places on the leader board to a masterly finish and a cash prize of Rs 145,500. His overall score for three rounds was 213, three under par.
Zohaib Asif of DHA, Karachi finished third with a three rounds score of 215 and earned a purse of Rs 94,500. Some more, who deserve a mention, are M Safdar (Gujranwala) with winnings of Rs 79,500, Muhammed Imran (Defence Raya) with winnings of Rs 63,750. Suleman Akhter of Lahore Gymkhana scored a hole in one on the par three 4th hole and was awarded Rs 50,000 by Punjab Golf Association.
At the conclusion of the event, the winners were honored by Shafqat Mehmood, Federal Minister for Education, and a commendatory golf player, along with Shahid Abbas, Captain Golf, and Lt Col Rana Muhammad Razzaq of Punjab Golf Association. Shafqat Mehmood expressed a hope that Pakistani golfers will soon show their skills on the international front as well

Muhammad Saqib lifts Jinnah Golf Tour trophy 1


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