12th Rashid D. Habib Golf: Ashass jr professional shot hole-in-one

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Zubair shines on third day

Third Round of Bank AL Habib’s 12th Rashid D. Habib Memorial National Professional Golf Tournament 2023 was played on Saturday, at the Karachi Golf Club (KGC).

Muhammad Zubair from KGC fired 69, 3 under par to lead on third day with his gross 206, 10 under par. Defending champion Waheed and second day leader Muhammad Shehzad are trailing two strokes behind at 208, eight under par. Waheed Baloch played 71, one under par and only saved by his performances from previous two days.

Matloob Ahmed shot 67, five under par to form a trio of third lead with Aamir Khan and Muhammad Shabbir Iqbal with joint gross of 211, five under par.

Today’s brightest accomplishment however, was in Junior Professional category when 14 years old Ashas Amjad while teeing off at 13th hole of Blue Course achieved a hole-in-one. Ashas Amjad stood fifth in Junior category leaderboard with a gross of 81, nine over par. Bank Al Habib will reward Ashas with a brand new Toyota car.

The first rounds of Junior and Senior Professional Categories were played on Saturday. Muhammad Sahil shot 38, two over par in Red and 36 at par at Blue to lead on first day with gross of 74, two over par. Musa Khan is following him with gross of 76, four over par. Duo of Jawad Ahmed and Muhammad Waqas are third lead with gross of 78, six over par.

In the Senior Professional Category, Muhammad Tariq and Chaudhry Iftikhar Ahmed are first day’s leaders with joint gross score of 68, four under par. Pervez Khan is close with 69, three under par, followed by Chaudhry Asghar Ali- 70, two under par.—PR