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Siddique crown champion

March 10, 2006

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LAHORE, March 9: M. Siddique with aggregate 209 won the All-Pakistan Open garrison golf tournament which concluded at the Lahore Garrison course on Thursday. Siddique, who trailed third on the opening day, posted identical cards of three-under-par-69 in the next two rounds to beat Matloob Ahmed by two strokes.

Siddique who played a bogey-less last round was in terrific form. Be it a par-5, a par-4 or a par-3, he treated each hole according to demands of the course.

He did first nine in 35 with birdies at No 9 and there after remained steady on the back nine to complete it with seven pars and two birdies on hole No 15 and 17.

Another strong contender Matloob earned best card of the day four-under-68 which helped him to take second place.

His card has four under pars and he too played a bogey free round with four birdies on holes 2,3,7 and 15.

At 212, Sajjad Khan, claimed the third position. Imdad Hussain again faltered to exhibit his true form and failed to come on victory stand.

Pre-favourite, M. Munir, failed to make any impact on the final day.

Leading scores:

209-M.Siddique (Fsd) 71,69,69.

211-Matloob Ahmed (Gym) 73,70,68.

212-Sajjad Khan (Rwp) 71,67,74.

213-Shahid Javaid (Royal Palm) 70,71,72.

213-Irfan Mehmood (Rwp) 68,73,72.

214-M.Munir (PTCL) 71,70,73.

215-Imdad Hussain (Gar) 70,71,74.

217- Shafique Masih (Gym) 72,72,73.

217-Afzal Mohsin (Mobilink) 73,75,69.

218-Akhtar Ali (Police) 70,77,71. Amatuer (gross): 211- M Safdar (Gym).

224- Tariq Mehmood (Navy)

225- Aadil Jehangir. Ladies: Jamila Jabbar (1st); Shahzadi Gulfam (2nd); Samea Javaid Ali(3rd).

Ladies net: Naureen Malik (1st); Mehreen Raheel (2nd); Seema Farid (3rd). SENIORS: Mughees Bokhari (1st)