LAHORE – The top contenders for the title Gen Sabahat of Rawalpindi, Farooq Khan of Gymkhana and Tariq Mehmood of Garrison continued to show consistency and appreciable application of golfing skills and they were bracketed together as frontrunners at an aggregate score of net 138, six under par at the conclusion of the second round in the three-round Millat Tractors-sponsored 29th Governors Cup Golf Tournament here at Lahore Gymkhana golf course on Saturday.

As for the other two overnight leaders Saleem Raza of Gujranwala and M Rehman of Royal Palm are concerned, Saleem got toppled because of average play and with two days net scores of 68 and 75 now lies at the 13th position going into the final stage of this championship while M Rehman was amply consistent and though he slipped slightly,he is placed two strokes behind the leaders with two rounds net scores of 68 and 72 and an aggregate of net 140, four under par.

Ghazanfar Mehmood of Rawalpindi is in command in the gross section with two rounds gross scores of 71 and 72 and a total gross of 143. Following him is M Rehman of Royal Palm at a two days total of gross 144 and it appears they are the strong candidates for the first position in gross event. Six strokes behind are Sardar Murad Khan, Imran Ahmad and Salman Jehangir. Amongst the other participants Murad A Khan had a good round of gross 75 on the second day. The ladies event will conclude today (Sunday).

The final round today (Sunday) is expected to produce fireworks in this Millat backed championship. At the conclusion of the championship, the prize distribution will be held at 4pm here at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Club Lawns. Acting Governor Punjab Iqbql Ahmed Khan will be chief guest at the concluding ceremony.