Islamabad: Matloob Ahmed won the Open Golf Championship after defeating Zulfiqar Ali in Fifth and the final day was a nail biting competition with a gross score of 285 (03 under-part) on Sunday. Second position was secured by Zulfiqar with the gross score of 287 (01 under par) while third position was tied between Muhammad Shabbir and Waheed Baloch with gross score of 288 (par).
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, was the chief guest on the Closing ceremony of 37th CAS Open Golf Championship-2018 held at the Airmen Golf Course, PAF Base Korangi Creek.
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman congratulated the winners in all categories in the championship. He praised the management committee, officials and personnel of the Airmen Golf Course for making the event a success. He specially appreciated the efforts of civilians, who worked day and night to uplift this Golf Course and announced Rs 2 million for the education of their children as well.
Among ladies, Aania Farooqi won Gross title for the sixth consecutive time with the score of 91 while in Net Category Ayesha Fauzan stood first with score of 79.
Airmen Golf Course is one of the most challenging golf courses in Pakistan that presents tough playing conditions with narrow fairways and numerous bunkers spread all over the course.
In all, 325 golfers, including 112 professionals, participated in the Championship from all over the country for Rs 8 million prize purse, which is the biggest prize money in Pakistan.
Matches in the category of Professionals, Senior / Junior Professionals, Amateurs, Airmen Golf Course Members, Ladies, Veterans and Invitees were played during the championship.
The Chief of the Air Staff Open Golf Championship was introduced in 1977 and ever since it has been an annual feature in PGF and PAF annual sports calendars.