Shabbir Iqbal of Islamabad is again in a position to domineer his adversaries including Tariq of Islamabad, who shares the top slot on the leaderboard with him in the 40th Punjab Open Golf Championship 2021, supported by Punjab Golf Association, PSO and EXD here at the PAF Skyview Golf Course.
As the championship stands right now on the fringe of conclusion, Shabbir is in the lead with two rounds of 69 and 68 and an aggregate total of gross 137, seven under par. His professional comrade, Tariq is also placed at the illustrious score of gross 137 and his two rounds scores were 66 and 71 and that makes the battle even with M Tariq looking energized and seeking acclamation in the final round today (Sunday).
In the second round yesterday at the PAF Skyview Golf Course, Shabbir remained constant, steady and relied on his short game capabilities. He managed a forceful round of gross 68 through precise play as for Tariq, he could not repeat his excellence of the first day but played well enough to stay in a leading position.
Other competitors strongly placed are assertive and authoritative champions like Matloob and Ahmed Baig. Matlloob is at a two days gross score of 138 and Ahmed is also at 138. By virtue of this the golfing encounter is all laid out for agitation loaded hostility. Since all four enjoy a comprehensive understanding of technique and artistry, the winners’ margin will not be overwhelming.
Other professionals who played admirably well are Shahzad (Garrison), Taimoor Khan (Peshawar), Adil Jehangir(PAF Skyview) and Akbar Mehroz (Gymkhana). They are all bunched together at a majestic score of 139, five under par. At 141 are Abdul Zahoor, Shahid Javed Khan and Ansar Mehmood. These professionals have put in a sterling display of quality golf.
In the amateur category, the leader is Mohsin Zafar (Gymkhana) at a score of 139, followed by Hussain Hamid of Royal Palm at 149. Noman Asghar and Damil Ataullah are at 150. Today (Sunday) is the final day of the event and at the conclusion of the championship, the prize distribution will be held in the evening at 4pm at PAF Skyview Golf Club Lawns.


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