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Ahmed Baig delivers Pakistan's first International Golf Victory in more than 25 years

By News Desk

March 15, 2024 11:14 PM


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A stunning display of golf by Ahmed Baig brings Pakistan its first International victory on the international golf circuit in over 25 years!

Pakistan’s Ahmad Baig stormed to his first international win on the Asian Development Tour today, carding a 65 and finishing -7 overall to claim victory in the Lexus Invitational at The Bluffs Grand Ho Tram, Vietnam. He started the day three flights and three shots behind the leaders, reeled off a sizzling string of five birdies to stamp his authority on the round, making the turn in 30. Two more birdies followed and despite a bogey on the last hole, he had done enough to wait in the clubhouse and watch his challengers fade away.

“It was a great day for me,” he said after his round. “Mostly short putts. I started on the fourth hole, long putt for birdie, and then it was birdie, birdie, birdie… Just magical."

This is Ahmed's third consecutive win in a row starting with the Rumanza Open in Multan and the J.A.Zaman Memorial in Lahore. Despite the wind, which has been a constant factor on all three days of this USD 85,000 ADT tournament, Baig was able to overcome the weather which caused the overnight leaders to struggle.

"This is a huge step for Ahmed in terms of his personal career and a monumental moment for Pakistan Golf overall," says Aahyan Mumtaz - organizer of the J.A.Zaman Memorial - a tournament that Ahmed won emphatically a fortnight ago. "This victory hopefully paves the way for others to follow and is a step forward in bringing international golfing interest to Pakistan"

There are talks ongoing for an international ADT tournament to be held in Pakistan next year and a victory by Ahmed Baig on the first event this calendar certainly helps national causes.

 

News Desk


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