LAHORE – Sardar Murad dominated the first round with score of gross 71, one under par in the two rounds Royal Palm Annual Golf Championship here at the Royal Palm Golf Course on Saturday.
Sardar parred the closing holes 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th, a wonderful end to a day’s effort and the first round score of gross 71, making him a front runner. Other strong contenders in the race for the champions crown are Mohsen Zafar and Omer Salamat.
In the contest for Captains Cup, Max Babri, taking full advantage of his 16 handicap, played well enough to end the first round with a match winner’s score of net 67. In net category, Sardar Murad is looking good with a score of net 67, followed by Mohsen at net 68, Dr Nasrullah at net 70, Hamid Sharif at net 71, Tajjamal Hussain at net 71, Abbas Ali at net 71 and Amir Mehmood at net 72.
In the championship, two girls Nushmiya Sukhera and Kashifa Zafar managed to create history by competing against the men competitors and teeing off from the men’s tee.