Sindh open: Golfers brace for tough competition



KARACHI: Fresh from participating in the CNS Open and Jashan-e-Azadi Open, top national golfers gear up for the 54-hole Coca Cola Sindh Open Golf Championship that tees off today at the Arabian Sea Country Club (ASCC) on the outskirts of Karachi.

The three-day event carries a lucrative purse of Rs3 million, including Rs2.3m for professionals, Rs500,000 for senior professionals and Rs200,000 for junior professionals. A Suzuki Swift is also up for grabs for whoever secures a hole-in-one.

Shabbir Iqbal is the defending champion, having won last year’s edition thanks to his 13-under-par 203.

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“I will be looking forward to defending my title,” said Shabbir. “This could be the toughest of the three tournaments recently held in Karachi and will decide the country’s top golfer.”

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