Garrison team wins Royal Palm golf team title


LAHORE, Nov 13 (APP): Living up to the expectations, Lahore Garrison
team displayed high quality golf and skills to win the 10th Royal Palm Golf Team Championship, here on Sunday at Royal Palm course.
The winning side comprising two golfers under 20 years of age, Muhammed Saqib and Ahmed Baig and two other senior ones, Nadeem
Ahmed and Ayaz Saleem showed golfing prowess and ability to sway the competition their way, with an aggregate team score of 690.
Youthful Saqib and Ahmed through consistent golf and power hitting
ensured victory for their side defying challenge from much senior players.
As for the performance of other participating teams, Royal Palm
team attained the runners up position and managed to edge past the
Gymkhana Greens team through a performance of excellence by their team members Mohammad Rehman and Hussain Hamid. While Rehman came up with an outstanding round of gross 72,Hussain Hamid performed splendidly and his final round score of gross 74 did wonders to enable Royal Palm to excel over Gymkhana Greens.
Royal Palm team secured an aggregate of 699 and Gymkhana Greens posted team score of 703. The Bahria Town Garden City Team came fourth and their team score was 709. Gymkhana Blues had a team score of 711 and Karachi A ended at a score of 728.
The gross honors in individual category fell in the welcoming lap of
Ghazanfar Mehmood of Bahria Garden City Golf Club, the top amateur golfer of the country. Ghazanfar won the first gross prize with rounds of 68,75 and 74 and a three days aggregate gross score of 217. Ahmed Baig of Garrison came second with three rounds scores of 73, 78 and 75 and an aggregate of 226. M Rehman of Royal Palm was third with scores of 74,82 and 72 and an aggregate of 228.
In the ladies competition, Parkha Ijaz was the best one in ladies net
event and grabbed the first net. Second net winner was Sameea Javed Ali and third net was won by Nighat Ikram. In ladies gross, the top performer was Ana James Gill(Royal Palm).
Rimsha Ijaz of MRG was second, Zaib-un-Nisa of Royal Palm was third.
As for the challenge shield the shield winner was Muhammed Ashfaq of
Abbotabad. Zubair Hussain of PAF Islamabd won the runners-up prize and Muhammed Saqib of Garrison came third.
At the conclusion of the championship, prizes were awarded to the
winners by noted journalist, Arif Nizami at a ceremony attended by Parvez Qureshi, Lt-Gen ® Muhammed Tariq, Commodore SM Shahzad, participating golfers and families.
Arif Nizami complimented Royal Palm for lending extraordinary support to sports activity and maintaining a top class golf course.