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Monday, July 11, 2011

Munir with five strokes lead in Byco Sindh Open Golf - ESPN KARACHI

Karachi—Veteran star Muhammad Muneer gained control on the second day of Byco 13th Sindh Open Golf Championship by securing handy five strokes lead at Arabian Sea Country Club (ASCC) on Saturday.

Munir displayed a craftsmanship despite strong wind under cloudy conditions to fire 5-under-par 67 to finish the day as a sole leader with an aggregate of 133 following his supreme opening round of six-under-par 66 with Ansar Mahmood.

Country’s senior most golfer Munir after making eight birdies in brilliant display in the first round, he continued his smart and accurate touch as his score was laced with as many six more birdies including at troy on hole one, two and three and one bogey on 12th hole.

Muneer’s Islamabad city-mate Ansar Mahmood left five stroke behind after he ended the second round with par 72 rounds among the pack of 89 golfers in Rs 1.1 million prize money competition.

Ansar Mahmood of Pakistan Navy also made half a dozen birdies after starting the day with double bogey on hole one.

Shahid Javed Khan of Royal Palm Club Lahore jumped to third spot with total of 141 after rounds of 71 and 70. He started with three straight on first three holes and played 32 at front nine and added two more birdies at back nine including a bogey on hole 12th.

Defending Champion Shabbir Iqbal, the winner of CNS Golf last week was lying joint fourth nine strokes behind the leader with total of 142 with identical rounds of 71-71. Shabbir’s made three birdies and two bogeys. As expected Ghani Khan of KGC retained his senior professional crown with three stroke lead over Muhammad Ilyas of Lahore Gymkhana.

57-year-old Ghani after playing first round of 70 added par 72-round to end with total 142 to end on the top. Muhammad Ilyas finished and Abdul Hameed finished runner-up with total of 145.—APMSD

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