Ahmed Baig tightens grip on Nick Faldo Golf series in Vietnam


LAGUNA LANG CO: After the completion of the second round of the Nick Faldo series final Golf Championship in progress at the Laguna Lang Co Golf Course in Vietnam, Ahmed Baig a nineteen-year-old golf champion from Pakistan continued to hold sway in the under 21 years age category.

With rounds of 67 on the first day and 72 on the second day, he achieved an aggregate score of 138, three under par.

In the second round, Ahmed Baig was a competitor determined to make his dominance felt and every shot reflected the touch and control of a champion. He played superbly on fourteen holes, birdieing five of them, there were some hiccups as he encountered a double bogey on one hole, and bogeys on two other holes as well.

Going into the final phase of the Nick Faldo Series on Saturday, his nearest challengers are Sukra Rai of Nepal and Nathen Tan of Singapore.

The final round is likely to be a thriller with quite a few talented ones eager to overtake Ahmed Baig who while speaking to the media said, “I am very pleased with my stroke making today, every shot brought forth a heartwarming pleasure. I feel confident about the final round on Saturday too.”

In the race for honours in under 16 years, the very young Pakistani, Mohammad Saqib played a round of 78 and is placed at an aggregate score of 158. His position on the leaderboard is 18th.

Another Pakistani golfer, Aania Farooq is placed 11th in her age group with scores of 82 and 83, while Humna Amjad is placed 17th in her age group with scores of 83 and 79.