52nd Amateur Golf Championship: Taimoor dominates day three

Pakistan loses Jeawardene Trophy to Sri Lanka. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan loses Jeawardene Trophy to Sri Lanka. PHOTO: FILE


Peshawar’s Taimoor Khan dominated the 52nd Amateur Golf Championship after playing four rounds at the Lahore Gymkhana yesterday. Khan has 219 points to his credit after three days.

He is followed by Bangladesh’s Mohamed Sagor with 220 points while another Peshawar player Naeem Khan, who had been in the lead on day two, finished in third position yesterday with 221 points. Lahore Gymkhana’s Sardar Murad also shared third place with 221 points.

Meanwhile, Karachi’s Ali Hai, Salman Jehangir, Rawalpindi’s Ghazanfar Mehmood and Bangladesh’s Sajib Ali are also vying for a top-10 finish in the event.

The final round of the individual competition will be played today.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka won the Jeawardene Trophy as they defeated Pakistan with a score of 145 against latter’s 149.

Similarly, Sindh clinched the trophy for the Inter-Association Team championship 2013 through steady play by Zohaib Asif, Waseem Rana and Capt Ansar Mehmood and a brilliant 69 by Hai.

Asif was delighted with the team’s performance as they defeated Punjab in the final by seven strokes.

“We were losing to Punjab on the second day, but we levelled the score and emerged as winners at the end,” said Asif.

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