Pakistan Open Golf commences

LAHORE – The 44th Harley Willington Pakistan Open Golf Championship 2016 got off to a blazing start at the Airmen Golf Course, Karachi. The championship, which decides the national title holder for the year, carries prize money of Rs 4 million for the professional golfers. The prize money of Rs 1 million will be for senior professionals and half a million for junior professionals. In the professionals’ category, a total of 112 players are contesting for lucrative prize money and at the end of the first round, the top ranked golfer M Shabbir of Islamabad played brilliant golf and produced a round of gross 69, three under par to appear as a front runner. The organising team of this championship comprises Sind Golf Association (SGA) president Asad IA Khan and secretary Wing Cmdr Naveed Siddique.–Staff Reporter

 Muslim Gym rout Islamabad Greeners Club

ISLAMABAD – Lahore’s Muslim Gymkhana cricket team thumped Islamabad Greeners Club by 51 runs in a 30-over match played here at Bhutto Cricket Ground on Thursday. Muslim Gym, batting first, posted 251-5 on the board in the allotted overs. Opener Ali Malik slammed 81 while Mohsin Pervaiz added 58 and Farhan Nazeer 51. Shahzad and Ali took one wickets apiece. Chasing 252-run target, Greeners could score 200 runs for the loss of nine wickets. Mehran scored 51 runs while Wajid contributed 39 and Nadeem 34. Shahbaz ripped through Greeners batting capturing 4-31 while Fahad bagged 2-12. Bhutto Cricket Academy chairman Ch Ajmal Sabir was the chief guest on the occasion, while CDA in-charge grounds Ch Wasif Bajwa, Sh Azhar Hussain and CDA Assistant Director Ch Kamran were also present there.–Staff Reporter

 IPC secretary visits table tennis camp

ISLAMABAD - Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Federal Secretary Raja M Nadir Ali visited Olympic Solidarity Table Tennis coaching course training camp here at Pakistan Sports Complex on Thursday. Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director General Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera, Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) chairman Shahid Baloch and PSB officials were also present there. PTTF chairman Shahid gave the briefing about the significance of the course. Raja Nadir appreciated the performance of the federation and international coach M Atuon Ameen, who is coaching 30 male and female participants. The training camp will conclude on November 26 at 10am. Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) secretary M Khalid will be the chief guest at the concluding ceremony and award certificates to the participants.–Staff Reporter

 Lahore win Punjab Junior Powerlifting

LAHORE - Lahore District has won the team trophy junior team event of the 4th NBP Punjab Junior, Senior and Master Bench Press Powerlifting Championship 2016. Lahore District clinched the first position by earning 55 points, while Nankana District finished second with 17 points and Kasur District ended up with third position earning 17 points. In the team trophy senior event, Asif Gym emerged as victorious, while Younas Gym were runners-up and Pakistan Fitness Gym finished third. M Saif earned the honour of lifting the highest bench 165kg. As many as 25 players took part in the event. Lahore District Powerlifting Association (LDPA) senior vice president Malik M Rafique was chief guest at the concluding ceremony, who along with organising secretary Aqeel Javed Butt, gave away prizes to the winners.–Staff Reporter