Nouman Ilyas of Lahore Garrison emerged as men’s champion, Col Waqar Ahmad and Hamna Amjad as senior amateur and ladies’ champions in the 61st National Amateur Golf Championship that concluded at PAF Peshawar Golf Course on Sunday.
In Inter Association Team Events, the four-member Sind Team retained the men’s trophy while four-member Punjab Team ended up as winners in senior amateur category. As for Nouman, the new national champion 2021, owes this freshly-acquired distinction, notability and esteem to untiring, painstaking and zealous efforts rendered possible at the age of 21 through earnings from caddie work, support from Lahore Garrison and technical nurturing by Brig R Bajwa, who cultivated him into a golfer of substance via diligent care.
All through the four rounds, Nouman played superb golf and ended up with an aggregate score of 285, three under par. Salman Jehangir finished second with a score of 293, five over par and Omar Khalid of Karachi Golf Club secured third with score of 294. Saim Shazli (Karachi Golf Club) claimed fourth with score of 297, Hussain Hamid (Royal Palm) fifth with score of 300 and sixth was Hamza Khan (Peshawar) also at 300 and Qasim Ali Khan (Gymkhana) was 7th at 301. The net section winner was M Dharmal (MDN) with a score of net 278, M Shoaib (Gymkhana) a net score of 281 and Laraibur Rehman (Peshawar) third, his net score being 283.
Humna Amjad of PAF surfaced as the ladies’ champion with endearing three-round scores of 74, 72 and 71 and an aggregate of 217, one over par. Rimsha Ijaz came second with an aggregate of 230. Standing first in net section was Amina Tiwana of Royal Palm while Bushra Fatima of Lahore Garrison secured second and Ana James Gill (Royal Palm) third. Ami Quin was the lucky one to do a hole-in-one on the 7th hole.
In senior amateur race for honors, Col Waqar Ahmad (Lahore Garrison) emanated as the seniors’ champion for 2021 with three-round scores of 75, 82 and 78, the total being 235. Second position went to Zakir Hussain of Quetta and third was Tariq Mehmood of Lahore Garrison. Net winner was Masood Malik (Rawalpindi), Dr Arshed Javed (Peshawar) second and Azharul Habib (Peshawar) third.
Inter Association Team Match was won by Sind Team and its members were Saim Shazli, Hamza Khan, Omar Khalid and Yashal Shah. Senior Inter Association Team Trophy was won by Punjab and the team members were Asif Mehdi, Col M Shafi, Tariq Mehmood and Shafiq Bhatti.
At the concluding ceremony, Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Ehsan Ul Haq, Air Officer Commanding, Northern Air Command, PAF, was the chief guest and awarded prizes to the champions in the presence of officials of PGF and KPGA, golfers and a large number of spectators.

Nouman, Col Waqar, Humna clinch 61st National Amateur Golf titles 1

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