Smart City hosts the fourth-longest 62nd National Amateur Golf Championship, currently underway at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course.
Muhammad Shoaib and Nouman Ilyas have taken the lead. Over 60 golfers, including three champions from Sri Lanka and one from Egypt, compete for individual honours and team events such as the International Team Match, JR Jayawardene Trophy Match, and Inter-Association Team Match.
In the JR Jayawardene Team Match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, Salman Jehangir and Qasim Ali Khan of the Pakistani team emerged as trophy winners, beating Sri Lankans RAU Akash Priyamantha and MH Chalitha Pushpika with a margin of seven strokes.
In the individual championship, 20-year-old Muhammad Shoaib of Lahore Gymkhana Golf Club and Nouman Ilyas of the Punjab Golf Association Team held the top spot on the leaderboard with a score of gross 71, one under par.
Other contestants who showed exemplary performance include Salman Jehangir of the Pakistan Team and Ralfe Aslam Raja of the Punjab Golf Association Team, both bunched together at a score of gross 72.
Meanwhile, in the ladies category, the national race starts today (Thursday), featuring a player from Qatar, Nida Mir, with a handicap of two. The Long Drive Competition was completed earlier, and Salman Jahangir (354 yards) won in the men's section. Umair Butt (DHA Raya) was first in the Senior Amateur Category with a distance of 305 yards.
The second round of the Smart City 62nd National Amateur Golf Championship will be played on Thursday, and the tee-off is scheduled at 6:30 am.
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