The first round of Sindh Open Golf Championship 2022 was played on Friday at Airmen Golf Club. Out of 41 leading national golfers, defending champion Shabbir Iqbal leads on first day with six under par.
Arshad Rasheed of Karachi Golf Club along with Muhammad Naeem and Matloob Ahmed are jointly following Shabbir with two under par. Waheed Baloch of Karachi Golf Club who with outstanding performance recently won the 11th Rashid D Habib Golf 2022 is holding 17th position on day one with one over par.
In the senior professional category Tahir Naseem is leading with one over par and being followed by Muhammad Akram who achieved 4 over par on day one.
In the Junior Professionals, Muhammad Saqib from LGG is leading on first day with four over par, followed by Abdul Wadood who managed to achieve 5 over par on day one. Salman Jehangir of LG is leading in Amateurs category with two over par and being followed by Omar Khalid of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) at par. Saim Shazli of KGC is holding third position with 81 at par.
Tournament Referee and Secretary of Sindh Golf Association Col Zahid Iqbal said, “The strong winds in Karachi challenged the golfers, however experienced golfers proved their expertness.”
“Golf Course is at best condition and visibility was helpful for both local and visiting golfers”, Col Iqbal added.
In the senior professional category Tahir Naseem is leading with one over par and being followed by Muhammad Akram who achieved 4 over par on day one.The Annual Sindh Open Golf Championship is being played at Airmen Golf club & Recreational Park from 21 – 23 January 2022.
The collective prize money offered is Rs. 3 Million for Professionals, Senior Professionals, Junior Professionals category. Final round of the tournament will be played on Sunday 23rd January.