Punjab Junior Golf at Defence Raya

LAHORE – The Punjab Golf Association is hosting the first Punjab Junior Golf Championship here at the Defence Raya Golf Course from today (Saturday). The event is being organised on the advice of Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF) to promote junior golf in the country. Eligible children will be in the age categories 11-14, 15-17 and above 18 years age. Boys and girls will be seen in action during the event. Nadeem Aslam, Minhaj Maqsood, Taha Zaka, Asfandyar Khan, Ahmed Sultan Kiyani and Murtaza Sajid Ali are likely to be amongst the front runners. In the girls’ section Maryama Khan, Taniya Aziz and Sumeya Osama are names of substance. They are practising well and keen about developing their game to the international level. The sponsors hope the young competitors will perform well in the event.–Staff Reporter

­Colony Sugar, Alam Co win in Polo Cup

Lahore – Colony Sugar and Alam Co registered victories in the Treet Polo Cup 2014 which is being played here at the Lahore Polo Club (LPC) grounds. In the first match, Colony Sugar defeated HW Couture by six goals to five in sudden death chukker. Mian Hussain Iftikhar hammered three goals, while Navid Shaikh and Abdul Haye Mehta contributed two and one goal respectively for the winning side. Despite four goals, Saqib Khan Khakwani could not save his team from a defeat. Colony Sugar qualified to play subsidiary final. In the second match, Alam Co thrashed Sakuf by 10-4½. Sufi M Haroon and Ch Hayat Mehmood scored three goals each while Mir Huzaifa Ahmad and Shah Qubilai Alam contributed two goals for the winning side. From the losing side, M Usman Malik scored two while Feroze Gulzar and Malik Azam Hayat Noon had one each. Alam Co qualified for the main final to be played on Sunday. Rijas will take on Wi Tribe Shahsawars today (Saturday) while the winner will qualify for the main final.–Staff Reporter

Afridi calls on Peshawar Corps Commander

PESHAWAR - Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi Friday called on Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Hidayat-ur-Rehman here at Corps Headquarters. According to ISPR press release, the cricket hero during his meeting with the corps commander reiterated his foundation pledge to help the Temporary Displaced People (TDPs) of Waziristan operation. He said his foundation wanted to donate some winter related relief goods to the affectees. Afridi lauded services of Pakistan Army for properly taking care of the affected people of Waziristan Agency. The corps commander eulogized the goodwill gesture of Afridi and assured Army would leave no stone unturned in early rehabilitation and resettlement in their native towns. It merits mentioning here that Afridi had played an exhibition match with the TDPs in their relief camp in Bannu few days back.–Staff Reporter

Lahore College Club, KC Club score wins

Lahore - Lahore College and Kinnaird College CC won their matches in the 1st U-21 Regional Inter District Women Cricket Tournament 2014 being played here at various grounds. In the fourth match of the event played at Lahore College ground, Lahore College CC edged out Garrison CC by 61 runs. Batting first, Lahore College scored 152 runs in 20 overs. Najma Bibi made 54 and Khadija Chishti 25 runs. For Garrison CC, Ammara Niaz and Syeda Farwa took two wickets each. In reply, Garrison CC were all out for 91 runs. Tuba Hassan made unbeaten 31 runs and Gazala Amir added 18. In the fifth match of the event played at Lahore Gymkhana ground, Kinnaird Club thrashed Home Economics Club by nine wickets. Home Economics Club scored 31 runs in 13.2 overs which Kinnaird Club achieved for the loss of only one wicket.–Staff Reporter