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Prize Distribution Ceremony of 56th National Amateur Golf Championship 2017


56th National Amateur Golf Championship concluded at the well manicured course of Defence Authority Country and Golf Club (DAC&GC) here today. The championship assumed immense significance this year due to participation of foreign teams giving the tournament an international stature. An impressive prize distribution ceremony was held at the conclusion of the tournament in which Major General Mohammad Saeed, DG Rangers Sindh was the chief guest. Administrator DHA Brig Shahid Hassan Ali was also present on the occasion.

Pakistan’s top amateur golfers contested with the leading players from Bangladesh and Srilanka in the tournament played at the picturesque course of DHA Golf Club from 6-9 July, 2017. More than 100 golfers from all over the country participated in the four day championship in which amateurs, seniors, ladies and national/international teams produced some enthralling contests in challenging weather conditions at DAC&GC course.

DG Rangers said that it was encouraging that Karachi has now become a peaceful and secure metropolitan city throbbing with life and activity which was manifest from participation of foreign teams in the tournament. He thanked Pakistan Golf Federation for brining the national amateur championship for the first time to the city of Karachi. He also commended DAC&GC Club for organizing a spectacular tournament. Maj Gen Saeed said that DHA Golf Club deserve appreciation for holding such a mega tournament which will help in promotion of golf in the country.

Pakistan Team-A won the International Team Match on gross while Pakistan Team-B was runners up. Pakistan Team won the J.R Jayewardene Team Match on gross. Sindh Golf Association (SGA) won the Inter Association Team Match while Federal Golf Association (FGA) was runners up on gross. The senior amateur crown was clinched by Brig (Retd) Nayyar Afzal of PGF and ladies title was won by Miss Aania Farooq of AGC. In amateurs Main Match was won by Ashiq Hussain of (PGA) while Taimoor Khan of (KPK) was runners up. Amateur Net Match was won by Muhammad Zubair of (WWGC) while Robin Bagh of (GYM) was runners up.

At the end the chief guest DG Rangers Maj Gen Mohammad Saeed distributed trophies and prizes among the winners in various categories. A large number of golfers and media personnel attended the ceremony.

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