Waheed wins second straight Rashid D. Habib golf championship

KARACHI: After a stellar comeback on the final day, holder Waheed Baloch defended his title at the 12th Rashid D. Habib Memorial National Professional Golf at Karachi Golf Club on Sunday.

Waheed, who was trailing by two-under-par to Muhammad Zubair at the conclusion of day 3, scored 11-under-par on the final day to lift the trophy for the second time in a row and claim PKR928,000 as his share out of the total prize money of PKR10 million.

Whereas, Karachi’s Muhammad Shahzad finished as runner-up with ten-under-par followed by Shabbir Iqbal of Islamabad in third with eight-under-par.

Chief Guest on the occasion, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi appreciated the efforts of Abbas D Habib, Managing Director of a private bank, in the promotion of golf in Pakistan. Admiral Niazi distributed prizes among the winners.

Meanwhile, 14-year-old Ashas Amjad won a brand-new car for his hole-in-one in the junior professional category.

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