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Ahmed Baig tops on opening day of Amateur Ranking Golf.

PESHAWAR -- Ahmad Baig of Lahore Gymkhana bewildered fellow golfers despite strong wind with his opening day round of gross score 72 par over 18 holes of the 72 holes 57th National Amateur Ranking Golf Championship, which got under way here at the PAF Golf Course on Thursday.

Ahmad, who recently won the Qatar Open and also represented Pakistan in the Qatar Masters, carded four under 32 at front nine with birdies at 1, 3, 6, 8, 9 and four over par 40 at back nine with birdies at 12 and 13 besides making double bogeys at 7 par-5 and hole no. 16 at par 4.

Another top golfer Ashaq Hussain carded one over par 73 with 37, one over at front nine and par 36 at back nine with two birdies and two bogeys.

Malik Pervez with his gross score 73 is also sharing the second position with Ashaq as he carded part 36 at front nine and one over par 37 at back nine with two birdies and as many bogeys.

Pakistan team member and international golfer Taimur Khan carded two over 74, par 36 at front nine and two over par 38 at back nine with three birdies and missed at stroke at 5, 14, 17 and 18 holes.

Ghazanfer Mehmood is also sharing the same place with Taimur with his gross score 74, two over par.

He carded three over par 39 at front nine and 35, one under at back nine with three birdies and as many miss-strokes. Robin Bagh also carded 3 over par 75 with 37 at front nine and 38 at back nine.

He scored one birdie and made a double bogey at hole no 16 par 3 besides missed a single stroke at 4, 5, 18 and 16.

Akbar Qayyum Bukhari, Mohammad Rehman, Mohammad Shareef carded 76 each while Salman scored 77.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
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Date:Mar 30, 2018
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