Omer Salamatplayed admirably with approach shots looking vastly superior to other competitors and on at least six holes, he holed out with deadly precision in the 18-hole IBM Classic Invitational Golf Tournament at the Royal Palm Golf Course.
A total of 72 competing amateurs registered for a try at the glittering prizes offered by the sponsor. During the second round, Omer had an eagle on the 14th holes, three birdies and an aggregate gross round score of one over par-73, thereby emerging as the holder of the IBM Trophy. Sohail Rana showed fine match playing qualities to finish the front nine in a par score of 36 and the back nine in 39, the aggregate score of gross 75 fetching him the runners up slot.
In the competition for net honours in handicap category 0-14, the winner net was Ashfaq Lone with a score of net 69 followed by Haroon Arshed at net 70.
In other events, the nearest to pin prize went to Hussain, the longest drive to Shahid. In another category, the winner was Faisal Sabir Raja followed by Sufi Haris second.
Adnan Shaikh of IBM awarded prizes to the performers. – nation