LAHORE - Matloob Ahmed of Gymkhana and M Asif of Defence Raya Golf Club shared the first round lead with a score of one under par 71 in the three-round Second Sayid Paper Open Golf Championship here at par 72 Defence Raya Golf Course on Tuesday. Out of 91 competitors, only two players managed to play under par and this honour went to Matloob and Asif. During the first round, Matloob was steady, hitting accurate tee shots and never straying from the fairways and his round included two birdies, 15 regulation pars and just one bogie. As for Asif, his game was a mixture of brilliance and some loose play. Five birdies and 12 pars represented brilliance and a double bogie on the second hole and bogies on holes 13th and 15th were the result of poor play and judgment.One stroke off the leaders is Shafiq Masih of Gymkhana who played well with a commendable round of par 72. Ashir Hanif is at 73, Amjad Yousaf and Asgher Ali at 74, Aurangzaib Khan and Naseer Khan at 75 and three competitors Latif Masih, Mehroz Ilyas and Sunny John are at 76. At a score of 78 are Shahid Javed Khan, Aadil Jehangir and Talat. Earlier in the morning, the inaugural shot was hit by Faisal Sayid of Sayid Paper.