LAHORE - Parkha Ijaz emerged as winner in gold category while Shahzadi Gulfam finished on top in silver category and bronze category topper was Munnaza Shaheen in the 3rd Hi-Tech Ladies Golf Tournament 2021 that contested over 18 holes here at the Royal Palm Golf Course.
The event attracted ladies from all golf clubs of Lahore and invitees from outstation clubs, the illustrious ones being Bilquees Habib and Naveela Faheem (PAF), Rafaqat Abjad (Rawalpindi), Tehmina Rashid (Islamabad) and Mrs Yasmin Mubarik who dominated the ladies’ game in the decades of eighties and nineties.
Parkha Ijaz won the first gross among participants falling in handicap category 0-15, Shahazadi Gulfam picked up first gross out of competitors whose handicap was in the range 16-24 and bronze section gross winner was Munazza Shaheen.
Parkha once again was a distinctive one because of her mastery in hitting long drives and accuracy-oriented shot making from the fairways. As for the other participants, it was a useful experience competing in this stroke play format in the company of impregnable and daunting ones and matching skills with them, be it hitting off the tees, fairway shots or the most technical of shots, the chip from around the green.
The very young ones like Momina Tarrar, Bushra Fatima, Laiba Ali Shah and Mahnoor Syed were grateful to the tournament director Minna Zainab for providing them an opportunity to compete in this experience yielding event. In 0-15 handicap gross, besides Parkha, Ghazalla Yasmeen finished second. Ana James Gill won the first net while Bushra Fatima secured second net.
In handicap 16-24, Shahzadi Gulfam grabbed first position in gross while Tehmina Rashid was second and Dr Fauzia third. Rafaqat Abjad grabbed first net, Ayeshha Moazzam second net and Shaheen Irfan third net. In handicap 25-36, Munazza Shaheen claimed first gross, Rabia Tiwana second and Minaa Zainab third gross. Sadia Asim secured first net while second net went to Balquees Haseeb and third to Naveela Faheem.
In senior ladies, Mrs Yasmin Mubarak grabbed first gross and Mrs Ayesha Hamid claimed first net. In junior girls 11 and below, Amina Ali Khan clinched first gross and Natalia Shahzadi won second gross. In girls 12-14 years, Shazmina Khan won the first net while the second net was clinched by Zarmina Khan.
At the end, the performing ladies were honored and awarded prizes by Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Justice Muhammed Ameer Bhatti and Justice Abid Aziz, Dr M Arshed and Minaa Zainab in the presence of participating lady golfers.