LAHORE – Ghazanfar Mehm-ood of Rawalpindi Golf Club maintained his lead in the second round of the 2nd Chief of Naval Staff Golf Championship here at Royal Palm Golf Course on Friday.

Ghazanfar’s first day score was gross 69 and the second day’s score was gross 72 giving him an aggregate score of 141 three under par, a lead of eight strokes over his nearest challenger Tariq Mehmood of Pakistan Navy who was placed seccond with 149 five over par.

Two other contenders in line are Imran Ahmed (Gymkhana) and the handicapped golfer Saleem Raza of Gujranwala Golf Club who were at 154.

Competition in the individual net favours Husain Hamid who scoed net round of 67 and that added to his net 72 of the first day gives him a total net score of 139. Slaeem Raza scored net 144, followed by Ahad Naeem, Raza Ali Khan, Danish Javed, all placed at net 145, Usman Cheema and Abdul Rehman at net 146.

Amongst the seniors, defending champion Javed Khan (Wapda) retained his title and was followed by Qayum Rashid and AVM (retd) Zakaullah as second and third, respectively. In the seniors’ net event, Shahid Kamran was winner of first net, Chaudry Naeem Akhter the runner-up and Ashfaq Khalid Khan ended up third. 

Ladies gross winner was Ghazala Yasmin of Garrison Golf Club who not only the current holder of national golf title but has lately performed well in India. Nushmiya Sukhera captured the second while Tehmina Rashid of Islamabad was third. Winner net amongst ladies was Sameea Javed Ali of Gymkhana while Noreen Malik was second and Maryama Khan won third.