Nouman Ilyas of Lahore Golf Club led the fellow golfers with his 2 under 142 over 36-hole in the 72-holes 61st National Amateur Ranking Golf Championship being played here at PAF Golf Course on Friday.
Nouman added one under 71 to his overnight score of one under 71 to make 142 over 36 holes on the second day and took the lead against other top golfers. The pin placing was tougher but Nouman Ilyas played a calculated game and added one under 71.
He was closely followed by the first day leader Muhammad Shoaib of Lahore Gymkhana with his gross score three over par 147 over 36 holes. Three handicapper Muhammad Shoaib added five over par 78 to his overnight three under 69.
Another top ranking and two handicapper Salman Jehangir also added five over par 78 to his overnight one under 71 score and made an aggregated total of five over par 149.
One handicapper Saim Shazli of Sindh Golf Association carded the same five over par 149 when he added five over par 77 to his overnight par 72.
Sindh Golf Association Amateur Qasim Ali Khan, a two handicapper, carded six over par 150 by adding three over par 73 to his overnight five over par 77, followed by young golfer Hamza Khattak of PAF Golf Club with his gross score 151, Hamza Khan (152), Laraib Ur Rehman, also from KP, (152) and Yashal Shah (153) were the other leading golfers.
In the Senior Amateur Col Waqar Ahmad was the lead over 18 overs with his gross score three over par 75.
He carded 35, one under, at front nine holes and four over 40 at back nine holes with birdies at hole no 6 and 9 at the front nine hole and scored another birdie at hole no 13 and 17 besides missing a stroke at hole no 1, 11, 12, 14 15 and 16.—APP