LAHORE - Mohsen Zafar led the first day of the Punjab Amateur Golf Championship being played here at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course.
Mohsen became leader of the day with a gross score of 72 while behind him was his club-mate M Rehman. Sardar Murad, Zulfiqar Ali, Tariq Mehmood and Ghazanfar Mehmood also played well and were bracketed at a gross score of 75, three strokes behind the leader. The triplet comprising Amer Mehmood, M Sharif and Khalid Mehmood displayed good golfing skills, but are placed further behind at a gross score of 76.
Mohsen had four birdies on holes 1, 2, 6 and 7, pars on 10 holes and suffered stroke losses on holes 3, 10, 11 and 16. The bogies neutralised the birdie excellence and he had to be content with a par round. His nearest challenger, Rehman also had his good moments and with just one stroke deficit. Now he looks determined to capture the lead in the second round today (Saturday). The seniors will also enter the golfing arena today (Saturday) and the contest between Javed A Khan and Qayum Rashid will be worth following.