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Bushra Fatima lifts ladies' title at 5th Amateur Golf championship

05:17 PM | 17 Nov, 2023
Bushra Fatima lifts ladies' title at 5th Amateur Golf championship

LAHORE – Young talent Bushra Fatima secured the top position in the ladies' category of the 5th Wapda Amateur Golf Championship 2023 held at the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club on Thursday.  

The ladies event concluded on Thursday with Bushra Fatima's (handicap 6) stellar performance leaving an indelible mark. Bushra's remarkable golfing skills shone through as she clinched victory with scores of 81 and 78, accumulating a total of 159. Her five-stroke lead over the second-place holder, Zeb un Nisa, who scored 169, and the third-place finisher Shabana Waheed with a score of 196, underscored Bushra's dominance on the course.  

Notably, in 2021, thirteen-year-old Bushra Fatima demonstrated exceptional progress by significantly lowering her handicap from 36 to 9 within just one year.  

In the ladies' net category, Ana James Gill exhibited tenacity, securing the top position with a net score of 146, playing three strokes under her handicap. Minaa Zainab secured the second position with a net score of 148, while newcomer Saqiba Batook claimed the third position with a net score of 149. 

The men's seniors event witnessed Abdul Rauf Ali of Royal Palm securing the first gross position with a score of 160 strokes on his home ground. Asim Tiwana, also from Royal Palm, secured the second gross position with 164 strokes, while Tariq Usman from PAF Skyview claimed the third gross position with a score of 165. 

The amateurs took to the course on the first day, engaging in fierce competition over 54 holes in the three-day event. Among the standout performers were Qasim Khan and Sam Latif, both playing PAR rounds of 72, currently sharing the apex spot. Hussain Hamid, playing on his home course, delivered a strong performance with a score of 73. The other notables are five and more strokes aways, hoping for better results on the second day. 

It is worth mentioning, Munazza Shaheen, TARS Qualified, is the Chief Referee for the Championship. She has the singular honour in Pakistan to qualify in the latest 2023 Rules, from St. Andrews, UK. “Ms. Munazza was vigilante on the Course, giving rulings that were by the book, without dispute. Living up to her high qualification,” Mr. Shahid Javed, the Tournament Director, stated with pride.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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