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National

March 30, 2015
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Admiral Khan Hasham hails Bahria Town golf tournament

National

March 30, 2015

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RAWALPINDI: Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Siddique was the guest of honour in the concluding ceremony of the 5th Chairman Bahria Town Open Golf Championship here on Sunday in which he distributed cash prizes worth Rs3.2 million among the golfers in different categories.
He is also the president of Golf Club of Pakistan.Speaking on the occasion, the vice chief of naval staff said that undoubtedly, the golf courses of Bahria Town were among the best and the most beautiful golf courses of the country, equipped with all state-of-the-art facilities.
Congratulating Bahria Town on successfully organising the golf tournament, he expressed regret for not playing in the event.He distributed cash and gifts among the winners in the four categories of the golf event.
Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz Hussain and Vice Chief Executive Commodore (R) Ilyas were also present on the occasion and appreciated efforts put in by the leading golfers to make the event real success.On the occasion, Bahria Town Vice Chief Executive, Commodore (R) Ilyas, presented commemorative shield to Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Khan Hasham Bin Siddique.
The evening was celebrated with special events and arrangements. RDB and other artists performed in the concluding ceremony after which a dinner was hosted in the honour of the vice chief of naval staff and the golfers.
The winners received Rs3.2 million with Shabbir Iqbal pocketing almost Rs400,000. “I am thankful to organisers for such wonderful arrangements. Indeed, Bahria Golf is one of the most lucrative tournaments in the country. The prize money offered to professionals is also the best in the Pakistan,” Shabbir Iqbal said.
Shabbir Iqbal scooped up the 5th Chairman Bahria Town Open Golf Championship professional title carding eight under over 45 holes at two golf courses of Bahria Town - Bahria Garden City Golf & Country Club and Bahria Golf City Golf & Country Club.
The Pakistan No. 1

left galaxy of top professional golfers far behind for the coveted prizes as he romped home with ease following rain-marred final day that saw only nine holes being contested.
“All went well as course at the Old Bahria and newly established Bahria Garden City Golf & Country Club and Bahria Golf City Golf & Country Club were perfect for the occasion. Greens were playing well and so were the fairways,” Shabbir said while talking to The News.
He carded couple of exceptional birdies on the final day to earn applause from the other professionals. Islamabad Club’s Muhammad Tariq finished second with an aggregate score of four under for 45 holes.
Former top professional, Mahmud Kiyani from Islamabad Club, scooped up senior professional title with Ghazanfar Rehan from Garden City Golf & Country Club earning the amateur title.Brigadier (R) Ijaz Ahmed from Garden City Golf & Country Club stood tall amongst the senior amateur golfers.
As many as 315 players, including amateurs, professionals and senior amateurs participated in the tournament. The golfers belonged to all the leading golf courses of the country and also women golfers and club members.It merits mentioning here that the four-day event was played in two golf courses of Bahria Town - Bahria Garden City Golf & Country Club and Bahria Golf City Golf & Country Club.

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