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Saim Shazli won the Sindh Amateur Golf title | Instant News

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.


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Hamzah continues to lead the Sindh Amateur Golf | Instant News

KARACHI: The talented Hamza Shikoh continues to lead in the Sindh Amateur Golf Championship after the second round of 76 matches at Karachi Golf Club on Saturday.

Hamza, who dropped out of Turkish University due to the Covid-19 pandemic, enjoys a one-shot advantage over his older brother duo Araslan Shikoh and CAS Amateur champion Saim Shazli. He has a two-day aggregate of 147 mainly due to a fine 71 on the championship opening day of 54 holes.

Saim interpreted 73 in the second half to stay in the coveted title race with Arsalan following opening day 73 with 76.They were followed by duo Yashal Shah and Omar Shikoh Khan on 151.

Behind them are MA Mannan and Saeed Khattak at 152 followed by Saad Habib at 154. At 155 is Captain Ansar Mahmood. National Amateur Champion Omar Khalid made amends for a crushing first round 83 with 74. He was stationed alongside Captain Atif Shah at 157, 10 shots behind the leader.

In the senior category, the experienced Khurram Khan led three strokes in an incredible 73 rounds. In second place was Asad IA Khan, President of the Sindh Golf Association (SGA) at 76.He was followed by duo Azhar Abbas and Sohail K Rana at 78. Captain SV Hasan was at 79 followed by the Omar Bangash quartet, Ahmed Jamil Siddiqui, Qazi Amir Hussain and Azfar Hussain. The Championship will end on Sunday (today).


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America’s Cup to review Italy-New Zealand plans for closure due to COVID-19 Auckland | Sailing News | Instant News

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Auckland would be in isolation for seven days starting Sunday after a new local case of the coronavirus, of unknown origin, emerged; America’s Cup organizers will now review plans for a head-to-head final between Italy and New Zealand

By Reuters

Last Updated: 27/02/21 11:17

The Luna Rossa team from Italy celebrated after defeating the UK INEOS Team

America’s Cup organizers are reviewing plans for a head-to-head final between Italy and New Zealand following the latest COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that the country’s largest city would be under lockdown for seven days starting Sunday after a new local case of the coronavirus, of unknown origin, emerged, meaning America’s Cup Village would also be closed.

The opening race for the best-of-13 series between Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and American Cup holders Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) will be held in waters off the coast of Auckland on March 6.

“The American Cup is reviewing the situation and will work closely with the Authorities and relevant bodies over the next few days to address the implications,” organizers said in a statement on Saturday.

This month’s Challenger Series finals were suspended after a two-day race when Auckland went into a three-day lockdown.

Luna Rossa, who was leading 4-0 over INEOS Team UK at the time, opposed to postponing racing until the city’s restrictions were lifted.

Racing resumed later that week and the Italian team completed a 6-1 win to lift the Prada Cup and booked a fight with ETNZ in their quest to win the oldest trophy in international sport, which began in 1851.


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The Shikoh brothers glowed as the Sindh Amateur Golf t-shirt took off | Instant News

KARACHI: Hamza Shikoh unleashed an incredible 71 round to take a one-shot lead in the Sindh Amateur Golf Championship here at Karachi Golf Club on Friday.

Young Hamzah was top spot during the opening round of the three-day championship as he recorded the best round of the day to reach the top spot on the leaderboard.

In second place was Hamza’s older brother, Arsalan Shikoh, who received a par in the round of 72. Experienced Arsalan played the full range of nine forwards and finished with 33 (-3). But he was unable to maintain the momentum in the back nine (39).

In third place were the experienced duo of CAS amateur champions Saim Shazli and MA Mannan, both in 75th. They were followed by Col Habibur Rehman and Lt Cdr Saeed Khattak (76). Behind them are the duo Omar Bayat and Saad Habib (78).

In the women’s competition, Abiha Hanim (82) won one shot over her younger siblings Danya Syed (83) and Aania Farooq (83).

The tournament is organized by the Sindh Golf Association to support the Shukat Khanum Cancer Hospital.


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The return of Joseph Parker against New Zealand rivals Junior Fa is interrupted by a judge dispute | Boxing News | Instant News

Joseph Parker’s manager, David Higgins: “We’re actually a lot more relaxed about it, because when Junior is lying on the ground, it doesn’t matter who the judge is.” The former WBO champion faces the Fa on Saturday

By Richard Damerell

Last Updated: 23/02/21 10:07

Joseph Parker is back against Junior Fa on Saturday

Joseph Parker has been involved in a heated argument with Junior Fa over the judges for this weekend’s heavyweight bout between rivals New Zealand.

The former WBO champion returns to face the Fa in Auckland on Saturday, but disagreements over officials have flared up again during their press conference.

Fa manager Mark Keddell has suggested that Parker will be favored by the judge from Christchurch, a charge his opposing coach Kevin Barry has denied.

“We looked at the jury list,” said Keddell. “The Barry family is a very successful Christchurch family, and we just thought there were some Auckland boys fighting, so we had to have an Auckland judge.

“We feel very strongly about that.”

Fa coach Eugene Bareman joked: “We definitely don’t want Kevin’s partner from the pub to be one of the judges.”

This former world champion staked his title ambition against the Fa

This former world champion staked his title ambition against the Fa

Barry replied: “What they have to say about my influence in Christchurch is pretty good. I left Christchurch in 1992. I haven’t lived in Christchurch or New Zealand for nearly three decades.

“The fact that I have all this influence with officials in Christchurch is simply ridiculous.”

Parker’s manager David Higgins revealed that he had made a “compromise” and hoped the dispute could be resolved ahead of the fight.

Look back at Parker’s last knockout win over Shawndell Winters

Look back at Parker’s last knockout win over Shawndell Winters

“Dealing with Mark Keddell is more complicated than dealing with Eddie Hearn or Bob Arum, because this is a great moment to shine,” said Higgins.

“He’s the smartest person in the room. We’re actually a lot more relaxed about it, because when Junior is lying on the ground, it doesn’t matter who the judges are.”

A clash with Derek Chisora ​​could be next for Parker, if he overcomes the Fa, and the 29-year-old is determined to deliver a decisive win.

“There are no secrets, do fights, a fighter wants a knockout,” said Parker. “That’s what I’m going to be looking for. I think that’s what he’s going to look for too, but I know I have the strength to knock him down.

“I want to get to him early.”


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