LAHORE – Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF) is conducting three-day trials from May 18 to 20, 18 holes each day and a total of 54 holes, here at the Defence Raya Golf Club to select a junior from Pakistan who will represent the country in the World Junior Open Golf Championship.

The World Junior Open Golf Championship 2012 will be contested at the Fair Heaven Golf Club, Lancashire, England from July 16 to 18. At this stage, Pakistan has been allotted one slot and will be represented by one junior.

A total of nine juniors are taking part in the final trials including Farid Rizwan Mir (Gujranwala Golf Club), Rao M Hassan, M Minhaj Maqsood Warriach, Asad Attique (all from Rawalpindi Golf Club), Hamza Khan, Fawaz Trimzi (Islamabad Golf Club), Mustafa Ghani (DHA Golf Club, Karachi), Sain Shazli and Rao Abdur Rehman Badr (Karachi Golf Club).

The age criteria for selection laid down by the international golf body is that the junior should not be above the age of 16 as on January 1, 2012 and below the age of 12 as on July 16, 2012.

PGF secretary Taimur Hassan will supervise the trials along with Mehmood Aziz (PGF) and Brig (retd) Akram of Punjab Golf Association. The selection committee comprises Aslam R Khan, Asad IA Khan, Mehmood Aziz, Brig (retd) M Akram and Taimur Hassan.

Taimur in a statement said: “PGF has a strong commitment to development of junior players and pursues this aspect of golf with passion.”