Khalid Khan of City University with his gross five under 67 score over 18 holes was the leader in the 26th KP National Ranking Open Golf Championship being played here at 6666-yard PAF Golf Course on Saturday.
Khalid Khan carded two under 34 at front nine and three under 33 at back nine with two birdies each at front and back nine, hitting four birdies at hole no. 1, 2, 12 and 17. It is worth mentioning here that the national and international golfers attributed their first day to the martyred of APS, resulted 54-hole match reduced to 36-holes. The golfers from around the country held Quran Khawani for the departed soul of the Shuhada of APS in the premises of Golf Club on Friday, last.
International golfer M. Munir and Minhaj Ahmad of Islamabad Gymkhana with their gross score four under 68 struggling at second. M. Munir carded 68, two under 34 at front nine and two under 34 at back nine with three birdies.
I hit almost all regulations as my every second short landed the greens that made my task easy for a birdie-put,” M. Munir told APP in a post round talks. “The course is in excellent condition in this season and the response of the green was par better as was expecting before going for the opening day round, Munir added.
Minhaj carded 32, four under at front nine and 36, par at back nine with six birdies and a single bogy at hole no. 13 par 4 and hole no. 14 par 4. Ansar Mehmood of Pakistan Navy and Muhammad Arif of PAF Golf Club carded three under 69. Ansar carded 34 two under at front nine and one under 35 at back nine scoring four birdies and a single bogy. Arif carded on under 35 at front nine and two under 34 at back nine with five birdies and three single bogy.—APP