LAHORE: At the conclusion of the third round in the four rounds Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF) Qualifying Golf School Event 2021-22 being fought out at the freshened up Royal Palm Golf Course, the career seeking professional golf player in command was Aamir Khan of Peshawar as this selection related event enters the final phase.
As of now Aamir Khan looks superb through commendable application of golfing skills which have enabled him to excel over 120 other aspirants who made the cut and are exceedingly keen to attain top honors like Aamir but have been unable to do so as they lacked the precision oriented hitting achieved by the leader.
Over the three rounds Aamir had scores of 72 in the first round ,73 in the second round and backed this up with another steady 73 in the third round. His overall aggregate gross score is 218, two over par and reflects admirable talent and adeptness under intense competitive conditions which includes a blazing sun that also tested the physical stamina of the upcoming champion and his adversaries.
Besides Aamir Khan, others in line for a good show are Aasher Masih of Lahore Gymkhana ,Nasir Masih and Muhammad Saeed of Lahore Garrison followed by Shahbaz Masih of Karachi Golf Club. Aasher Masih came up with an under par round of gross 70 on the third day on Thursday and this was because of a harmonious effort on the greens which uplifted his position on the leaderboard to second slot. With a three rounds aggregate score of 219 ,he is placed one stroke behind the leader ,Aamir Khan and injects him with enough optimism to consider outscoring Aamir in the final round. As for Nasir Masih, he is placed at a three days score 220 while Shahbaz Masih and Muhammad Saeed are placed at a score of 222.
A few more proficient ones in line for honors are Asif Shafi (Lahore Garrison ) with a three rounds score of 222. He has exhibited good command and control over his hitting and with more experience has the ability to become a leading golf professional of the country. One stroke behind him at a score of 223 is Minhaj Maqsood of Rawalpindi Golf Club .
Just a few years back he was graded as the best junior golf professional of the country. Pursuing his golf career with full intent he travelled to South Africa and spent two years there, acquiring the level two coaching certificate also and now is back to Pakistan hoping to pop up as a golf professional to be reckoned with.
Bunched together with Minhaj Maqsood at score of 223 are four more forceful ones. That includes Kamran Shafiq and Jafal Hussain of Gymkhana, and Azhar Masood Khan and Muhammad Akhter of ICGC.
This PGF Qualifying School was participated by 283 aspiring golf professionals and while 77 came from Karachi, 75 were Lahorites ,57 from Islamabad ,24 from Peshawar,19 from Rawalpindi, 7 from Multan and 24 from thirteen other cities.
The final round tomorrow, Friday provides thrilling action as 55 talent loaded professionals hope to earn the professional golf playing card of the national golf circuit of Pakistan.–APP