Danish, Hussain enter 2nd PGF Match Play Golf semis

The Nation  |  Sep 25, 2021

LAHORE - Danish Javed, Hussain Hamid, Salman Jehangir and Abdul Moiz breezed into the semifinals of the five-round 2nd Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF) Match Play Golf Championship 2021 here at the Royal Palm Golf Course on Friday. 

These four golf amateurs are all in their early twenties and showed remarkable golfing skills to surface as the front runners of this match play championship. In the semifinals to be played today (Saturday), Danish Javed will be up against Hussain Hamid and Salman Jehangir will face Abdul Moiz. In the quarterfinal match play duel yesterday, Danish was in full command against Faisal Sayid and though Faisal was excellent in patches, Danish had the better of him through accurate hitting and some precise and tenuous putting on the greens. 

As for the match between Hussain Hamid and Qasim Ali Khan, the artful Hussain kept up the pressure by masterly shot making. Not once did he stray from the fairways and it goes to his credit that he focused on every shot and every putt with concentration and focus that was exemplary. Hopefully, if he can carry forward this ability to the semifinals, he is likely to advance to the grand final on Sunday. Qasim Ali Khan played well enough but the ultra fine touch eluded him. 

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The contest between Salman Jehangir and Mohsin Zafar was fireworks oriented. Mohsin is known for his capable and competent hitting and somehow missed out winning as Salman showed more resilience and his short game around the greens carried the touch of class. The decider between Abdul Moiz and M Arsalan was all about nerves and eagerness. There were moments when both appeared equally nervous and missed even short putts, but Moiz played the last six holes in a very praiseworthy manner and this enabled him to emerge as victor.  The first semifinal today (Saturday) between Danish Javed and Hussain Hamid tees off at 8am while the second semifinal between Salman Jehangir and Abdul Moiz will tee off 10 minutes later at 8:10am. 

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