lahore-Zafar Iqbal-led Team Blues outplayed Hammad Baig-led Team Whites in the Friends of Golf Event, which was contested here at the par 72 Royal Palm golf course.

This 18-hole competition played on match play format has an excitement of its own as upcoming golfers are afforded an opportunity to match wits and playing skills with established golf players and even though losing to them is not too disheartening. Blues succeeded in virtually curbing the energy and effort of the Whites combination through excellent hitting and good work on the greens and this accumulated 22 points as against 18 points compiled by Whites.

For Blues, the pairings of Shoaib Shams and Zafar Iqbal, Asim Basra and Hanan Gulzar, Saeedul Haseeb and Ch Khalid, Abbas Chaudry and Hassan Hamid, Abdul Islam and Ahmed Baksh ended up with success over their highly charged adversaries and in the process secured two points for each pairs victory attained.

In the Individual competition, the ones who brought fruits in shape victory points were Shoaib Shams, Zafar Iqbal, Tariq Ahmed, Imran, Ch Khalid, Imran F Mian, Abbas Chaudry, Hassan Hamid, Ahmed Baksh and Irfan Raja. Half point contributors were Asim Basra and Abdul Islam.

Although Whites were at the receiving end, there were some good moments for them as the pairings of Nauman Razzaq and Ahmed Asad, Ale Imran and Imran Amjad, Nadeem Malik and Zahid Hussain, Omer Dar and Abid Farooq had a decisive edge over their opposing pairs and showed their superior capabilities. In the overall reckoning, however, Blues performed better.

The prize for nearest to the pin went to Hassan Hamid and the longest drive was hit by Abdul Islam Nazir. In the end, Abdullah Sharif gave away prizes to the winners.