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12th Rashid D. Habib Golf: Young golf talent shines to joins leaders on day one

KARACHI: First Round of Bank AL Habib’s 12th Rashid D. Habib Memorial National Professional Golf Tournament 2023 was played on Thursday, 19th January at the Karachi Golf Club (KGC).

Defending Champion Waheed Baloch, Pakistan’s Ace Golfer Shabbir Iqbal, Muhammad Zubair, Zahir Shah, Muhammad Shehzad and Asad Khan shared 69, three under par and jointly leading on first day. Khalid Khan, Ashiq Hussain and Matloob Ahmed are following them with 70, two under par.

Pakistan’s Ace Golfer Muhammad Shabbir Iqbal started an amazing round in Red Course and played four under par. Shabbir played one over in Blue side. Waheed Baloch started from Blue Course and played one under. His two under at the red helped his place with first day leaders. Zubair at the Red played 36 par but did three under par after completing the blue side. Young Asad Khan also displayed good round of 32, four under par at Red Course but played one over par at Blue.

The game was tough for golfer during the early hours due to wind and chilly weather, however visibility was good. Greens are fast due to freshly trimmed grass and rolling by KGC.

The Toyota Corolla and a Suzuki Alto for hole-in-one remained unclaimed on day one. Final Round will be played on Sunday 22nd January.

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