35th Chief of Air Staff Open Golf Championship begins

Karachi, February 11, 2016 (PPI-OT): 35th CAS Open Golf championship, 2016 has started with leading golfers in action at Airmen Golf Course and Recreational Park, PAF Base Korangi Creek. The Championship will be played for four days and 18 holes will be played each day. Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahsan Bukhari, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command, who is also Patron in Chief Airmen Golf Course, inaugurated the Championship.

Around 300 golfers, including 109 Professionals are participating in the championship from all over the country for Rs 4 Million prize purse. The players would also be vying for 02 brand new cars, (01 Toyota Corolla, 01 Suzuki Swift) which have been put on offer for the players who score Hole-in one. Subsidiary matches in the category of Senior Professionals, Amateurs, Airmen Golf Course Members, Ladies, Veterans and invitees will also be played during the four day championship. Ace golfer Shabbir Iqbal is defending his crown in this prestigious event in Pakistan Golf circuit.

Ansar Mehmood made history on the first day of the championship by playing 7 under par on one of the toughest golf courses of the country. He played superb golf in strong windy conditions and has a lead of 03 strokes on Muhammad Ashfaq who is playing at 4 under par. Defending champion Shabbir Iqbal finished the first day on third position with three 2 under par along with Muhammad Amir and Zulfiqar Ali.

For more information, contact:
Air Commodore Tariq Qamar Yazdanie TI (M)
Director Media Affairs
Pakistan Air Force
E-mail: pafdpr@paf.gov.pk
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