Player Profile

Aania Farooq


Achievements

2019:

Winner of 38th Punjab Open Golf Championship 2019

Runner up of Nur Khan Memorial Golf Championship 2019
Winner of CNS Open Golf Championship 2019
Winner of Chevron DHA Open 2019
Winner of 38th Chief Of Air Staff Open Golf Championship 2019

2018:
Winner of Faldo Series Pakistan 2018
Winner of 37th Chief Of Air Staff Open Golf Championship 2018
Runner up of DHA Open 2018
Runner up of 17th Sindh Amateur 2018
Winner of PGF Junior Trials 2018
Winner of 20th Sindh Open 2018
Winner of 1st SGA Ladies Amateur 2018
Winner of UMA CNS Asian Tour 2018
Winner of 1st FEGA Ladies Amateur 2018
3rd Positon at Prime Minister Open Golf Championship 2018
Winner of President Gold Medal 2018
Winner of Mangla Open Golf Championship 2018
Runner up of 2nd PGA Ladies Amateur 2018

2017:
Winner of 8th SGA Cup 2017
 National Ladies Amateur Golf Championship 2017 title winner

Aania Farooq's Profile

Age (Years):   21
Sport:   Golf
City:   Karachi
Weight(Kgs):   53
Height:   5'8''

Clubs:
Airmen Golf Club and Recreational Park
Teams:
Pakistan Golf(National Team)

Biography:

After having an interest in football at an early age, the teenager Aania decided to switch to golf following injuries in football.


“I used to play football, but as it involves injuries, I decided to switch to golf in January 2012 as this is a gentleman’s sport,” 17-year-old Aania, the daughter of the project director and former secretary of Airmen Golf Club and Recreational Park, Ahmed Farooq, said.

Pakistan’s top lady golfer, Aania took up the sport at the age of 12 and won her first Golf tournament the same year. Since then, Aania has gone on to win several national tournaments, as well as the Corporate Golf Challenge.

“I was really excited to win the first title and that was when the interest for the game developed even more,” said Aania. This was after the two months of training with her coaches Ghulam Bashir and Muhammad Ashfaq. 

She was well supported by her teachers of City School PAF Chapter who allowed her to take part in the championships and reschedule her exams.


“Bashir has helped me with improving my skills, developing my muscles for the game and making me mentally strong, while Ashfaq has helped me improve my game. I have been playing with him since 2012 and by playing with a professional I have learned a lot,” she said.

Aania, who has recently completed her college now gives around 10 hours a day to the game as she aims to turn professional by year-end. 


“I started playing at the Airmen Gold Club where my father was the secretary. He used to take me along and that was the first time I happened to visit a golf course. First, my father used to force me to go with him to the course and now he asks me to come back home early,” she said. 

 The number one lady golfer of Pakistan has bagged 40 titles after playing more than 100 tournaments.




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