Omar Khalid Cards 73 To Stay In Hunt At US Junior Amateurs.

LAHORE -- Pakistan No. 1 Omar Khalid stayed in contention to become the first player from his country to qualify for the match play stage of the 74th US Junior Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort after carding an impressive round of 73.

According to information made available here, playing in extremely windy conditions at the treacherous Bandon Trails course, Omar bounced back from a shaky start to finish his round with a birdie on the par-5 18th on Tuesday. He is just one shot behind the projected cut after two rounds of stroke play event at the US Junior Amateurs, regarded as the most prestigious and challenging junior event in international golf.

Omar was scheduled to play the second stroke play round at the par-72 Bandon Dunes course. Omar's compatriot Yashal Shah carded 75 at the par-71 Bandon Trails and remained with an outside chance of qualifying for the match play rounds. A total of 264 top-ranked junior players from all over the world are featuring in the championship. The top 64 will qualify for the four-day match play rounds of the championship.

Omar began his round with a bogey on hole 10 after missing a seemingly easy putt. He was at 38 at the turn but bounced back with a birdie on the 212-yard par 3 second hole. Meanwhile, the biggest headline of the opening day was provided by Jack...

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