Khalid Khan leads 26th KP National Ranking Open Golf Championship

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PESHAWAR, Dec 17 (APP): Khalid Khan of City University with his gross five under 67 score over 18 holes was the lead in the 26th KP National Ranking Open Golf Championship being played here at 6666-yard PAF Golf Course on Saturday.
Khalid Khan of PAF Golf Club 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 golfzrs 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 carded three under 69, with 34 two under at front nine and one under at back nine scoring four birdies and a single bogy. National team member Muhammad Naeem carded two under 70 with 36 par at front nine and 34, two under at back nine scoring five birdies at three single bogy at 2, 3 and 9.
Pakistan No. 1 Taimur Naseer of Pakistan Air Force carded 70, two under par, 33 at front nine and 37 at back nine with four birdies and two singles bogy. Surprisingly Wisal Khan did a Hole-in-One on hole no. 5 but the car was on hole no. 7. He carded 70, two under par, 37, one over par at front nine and 33, three under par scoring four birdies and two single bogy.
M. Zubair of Islamabad Gymkhana with two under 70, 37 at front nine and 33 at back scoring three birdies and two single bogy at hole no. 1 and 7. Muhammad Naqash, Zeeshan Khan, Haroon Rashid of Frontier Corps, Naseer Khan, international golfer Hamza Amin carded one under 71 each and Chairnar Gul, Afzal Mohsin of Hyderababad Club scored 72 par. A total of 220 golfers from across Pakistan are taking part in the Championship.