LAHORE -

The first match of the seven-match series of Pakistan Junior Golf Tour 2013 concluded here on Tuesday at par 72 Royal Palm Golf and Country Club Golf Course amidst ample display of impressive competitive golfing by the participating juniors.

In the age categories ranging from 10-21 years, Rao M Hassan, a 14-year old from Rawalpindi Golf Club, was simply wonderful and in 17 of the final 18 holes, he exhibited excellent hitting from the tees and his shot making was clock like in regularity.

The only hiccup he suffered during the two rounds of competition was on the final closing 18th hole where he hit his tee shot out of bounds, following it up with a couple of more poor hits and losing four strokes on just one hole. Lucky for him the outstanding birdies scored earlier on holes 13, 15 and 17, neutralised the 18th hole damage and enabled him to end up as the overall winner of this event. His gross scores for the two rounds were 77 and 78 and a total aggregate of 155. Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF) secretary Brig (retd) Nayyar applauded Hassan and wished him well and committed full support in his progress.

As for the other performers of 18-21 age group, Nadeem Aslam from Garrison Club Lahore made his mark as another solid player. He displayed complete coordination of mind and muscle in his shot making and is likely to appear as a front runner in tournaments to come. Zeeshan Khan (15-17 age group) of Peshawar was another one who got noticed. At the conclusion of the event, prizes were awarded to the winners by PGF vice president Taimur Hassan in a ceremony attended by Punjab Golf Association secretary Brig (retd) Shahid Wahab Rao, Col Jameel Khalid and Rana Farooq of Royal Palm, Omer Ghias national golf coach, participating young golfers and parents.