KARACHI: Saim Shazli who was a smash hit on Sunday added another feather to his hat when he won the amateur title of the 20th Sindh Amateur Golf Championship here at Karachi Golf Club.
Saim, who won the CAS Amateur title earlier this season, scored 74 points to win the title with two strokes.
It was a series of steady turns from burly Saim that helped him win the coveted trophy in front of the duo Yashal Shah and Arsalan Shikoh. Saim, who had a score of 75, 73, 74, finished with three days on aggregate 222.
Yashal interpreted 73 in the final round following scores of 79 and 72 to finish as runners-up. Arsalan got 76 cards in the final round. Both Yashal and Arsalan finished on a similar aggregate of 224 with the first taking second place based on better last day’s scores. In fourth place was overnight leader Hamza Shikoh (225) while his older brother Omar Shikoh finished in 226. Saad Habib (230) won the net title ahead of Zunair Khan and was followed by national amateur champion Omar Khalid, who ruled 74 in the round final.
Khurram Khan was crowned senior Sindh champion winning the title with a gross score of 150 (73 and 77). He won by eight strokes. In second place was Khalid J Siddiqui while Azhar Abbas finished second (gross). Asad IA Khan won the senior category (net) while Zillay Nawab was the runner-up.
In the women’s category, Daniya Syed recorded a landslide victory when she posted a final score of 75 to win the Sindh women’s title by a large margin of six strokes. Aania Farooq was the runner-up. Naghmana Atif won the net category, while Nida Arfeen was the runner-up.
Major Rizwan Farooq won the veteran title (gross) while Rehan Mirza was the runner-up. Group captain Aftab A Khan was the winner (net) while Zaheer A Chaudhry was the runner-up. Asghar Ali won the Super Veteran title while Captain M Saleem was the runner-up. The junior title (gross) was won by Hamza Satti, while the clean champion was won by Ayyan Ali.
Sindh governor Imran Ismail was the main guest at the prize distribution ceremony. He announced plans to revive the Sindh Governors Cup and added that he wanted the tournament to become Pakistan’s biggest golf event. He urged the Sindh Golf Association (SGA) to make plans to revive the tournament in the near future by bringing in “ten million rupees” in coffers.