Sports vital for healthy society: Shehbaz
Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday said sports play an important role in making the society healthy.
Addressing the prize distribution ceremony of the First “Chief Minister’s Cup Golf Tournament” at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Club, he said he had never played golf but sports were necessary for healthy life.
Shehbaz Sharif said golf was the best sport but it requires more time, adding that players become free of all worries after joining the sport of golf.
Punjab Chief Minister gave away prizes to the winners and also congratulated management committee on successful conduct of the tournament
Former Chief Secretary Perviaz Masood and Chairman Lahore Gymkhana Club Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman presented souvenir to the chief minister.
Convener Golf Agha Ali Imam, sponsor Shaukat Hassan and Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, Khurshid Aziz a dour, stubborn golfer put up a relentlessly efficient performance over 18 holes at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course yesterday to emerge as the proud victor of the 1st Chief Minister Golf Championship. During the highly competitive round yesterday, Khurshid Aziz applied his golfing talents in a way that reaped a rich reward for him in terns of honors and a ticket to Dubai plus a glittering trophy. As for his performance it can be graded in the brilliance category as he finished with a net score of 67, five under par.
He attributed his success to “ being in the game mentally and also that I had total faith in my swing”. With 78 golfers in the run for the top slot, the heat of the battle supplied some enthralling moments, as their were quite a few contenders of ability who tried to leap frog Khurshid, in particular Omer Soofi, Sardar Murad, Salman Jehangir, Mohsen Zafar and Wazir Ali. They all played really well but somehow Khurshid had the edge especially on the closing holes. In the net section race, Omer Soofi came second and Sardar Murad Khan was third.
In the competition for gross honors, Wazir Ali was overall first in gross with a score of 73 followed by Mohsen Zafar as runner up and Salman Jehangir, third. Other results; Boys:Anwer Saeed, 1st gross; Sarmad Nawaz Malik, 1st net; Muhammed Jalal, 2nd net; Ladies; Dr Rubab Haider, 3rd gross; Rabia Tiwana, 2nd gross; Maryama Khan, 1st gross; Riya Maqbool, 3rd net; Haniya Maqbool, 2nd net; Bela Azam, 1st net; Veterans; Javaid A. Zia, 1st gross; Inam Rabbani Rana, 2nd gross; Col Hamayun Rashid, 1st gross; Mohammed Iqbal Khan, 3rd net; Brig Farooq A. Khan, 2nd net; Javed Hameed, 1st net; Seniors; Asad Khan, 3rd gross; Javed A. Khan, 2nd gross; Imran Ahmed, 1st gross; Anwar Jalal, 3rd net; Dr Khurram Saadat, 2nd net; Omar Farooq, 1st net; Amateurs in handicap category 10-18; Omer Zia, 3rd gross; Tanvir Najam Butt, 2nd gross; Ahmed Said, 1st gross; Saif Ali Gohar, 3rd net; Faraan Ahmed Irfan, 2nd net; The event was sponsored by High Tech Lubricants. and at the conclusion of the championship, the Chief Minister Punjab, Miam Mohammed Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister awarded prizes to winners in a ceremony attended by Shafqat Rana, Parvez Masood, Mian Nisar, Parvez Malik, the Consul Generals of Iran and China, Parvez Bhandara, Zahid Nabi Malik, Farooq Iftikhar, Mian Ashraf, Mian Mibah, golfers and their families