The Engro 25th Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship 2021 commenced at the Karachi Golf Club.
The seasoned Waheed Baloch from Karachi shoot a stunning round of six-under par 66 and take a three-shot lead in the opening round of the Engro 25th Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship.
Commander Karachi, Rear Admiral Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami graced the opening ceremony as chief guest.
One of the hot favorites for the coveted title, Shabbir of Islamabad also fired a similar round of 69. Lahore’s Matloob, also made an striking start with an opening round card of three-under 69.
The duo was followed by Muhammad Zubair (70), Muhammad Munir (71), M Khalid (71), Muhammad Nazir, Muhammad Zubair, Amjad Yousuf, Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Ashfaq and Ahmed Baig (72).
In the amateurs’ category, Omar Shikoh seized the lead after carding an remarkable round of 72. He was followed by Captain Nomanuddin (75), Hamza Ghani (77), Abdullah Adil (77), Omar Khalid (78), Saim Shazli (78), Arsalan Shikoh (78), Adam Khan (78).
In the senior professionals’ category, Muhammad Akram secured an imposing round of 69 to take a three-shot lead over his rivals. In second place was the duo of Tahir Naseem and Muhammad Rafique (72).
In the junior professionals’ category, Lahore’s Muhammad Saqib (77) took a slim one-shot lead over Nabeel Khan (78).