LAHORE -- Ashiq Hussain (Multan) a player of national standing, surfaced and emerged as the leading contender on the second day of the Chief of Naval Staff golf championship by displaying champion like capabilities in the second eighteen holes at the Defence Raya golf club here on Saturday.
The flow of his shots was remarkable and truly majestic were his powerful drives on the par 4's and par 5's. Added to that, noticeable was his putting command on the greens. He was fluent in putting and not once did he have a three putt over the eighteen holes.Overnight he was lagging behind but through a phenomenal performance in the second round , he tops the leader board in this prestigious championship with two round scores of 73 and 65 and an aggregate of 138 ,six under par.
From the competitive angle the battle lines are clearly drawn and with two rounds to go ,Ashiq Hussain will be up against foes and rivals like Ghazanfar Mehmood (Garden City),Zunair Aleem(Defence Raya) and Taimur Khan(PAF).
Score wise these three combatants have a coercive presence and although they trail the leader ,they have the ability to surprise the top one who currently at the end of second round prevails over them.In the second round ,Ghazanfar gave a dashing performance and...