38-member Pakistan team for Pun-Aab Golf Cup

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Chandigarh, Oct 24 (UNI) A 38-member Pakistan team, including 12 officials, will participate in the third Indo-Pak Inter-Punjab Golf Tournament for the Punj-Aab Cup to be played at the sprawling Golf Course here from October 28 to 30.

This was disclosed by Punjab Golf Association (PGA) president S K Sharma at a press conference here today.

He said competitions would be conducted in three categories -- Upto 40 years, 40 to 50 years and above 50 years. Four team members will form a part of each category.

Mr Sharma said that this format would give a good exposure to all age groups. The team which accumulates maximum number of points will emerge winners.

Pakistan Punjab Golf Association will defend their title. PGA (Pakistan) president Maj Gen (Retd) Zafar Abbas and general secretary Lt Col (Retd) Zulfiqar Rana would be part of the Pakistan contingent.

The PGA president said that the dates of the Pun-Aab Cup was decided keeping in mind the Diwali festival so that the visitors from across the border can also enjoy the festival on October 28.

PGA general secretary Col Harinder Singh Baidwan said that the practice round would be held on October 27 and the tournament would be played on Ryder Cup format.

Four-time All India Police Games individual champion S K Sharma said that Harjinder Singh Kang would captain the Punjab team while Jesse Grewal would be the coach.

Teams: Pakistan Punjab: Up to 40 years: Danyal Jehangir, Aadil Jehangir, Muhammad Safdar Khan, Abdul Zahoor. 40 to 50 years: Sardar Murad Khan, Saleem Raza, Kamran Ashraf, Mohsin Anwar. Above 50 years: Muhammad Shafique Bhatti, Zahid Ahmed, Muhammad Alam Sethi, Muhammad Jameel Khalid.

India Punjab: Up to 40 years: Harjinder Singh Kang (captain), Aman Huron, Angad Cjeema, Raghav Bhandari. 40 to 50 years: Suman Puri, Sandeep Sandhu, JS Bakshi, Rupinder Singh Sandhu. Above 50 years: Ishwar Pratap Singh Mann, Brig GJ Singh, Col Iqal Singh, Col AD Singh.

Meanwhile, the PGA is also organising one-day Col B S Kahlon Memorial Golf Championship to be played by delegates and lady golfers at the Panchkula Golf Club on October 27.

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