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The final round of the twelfth National Rashid Habib Memorial Golf Tournament by Habib Bank 2023 was held on Sunday, January 22 at the Karachi Golf Club. Defending champion Wahid Baloch defended his title with 277, 11 under par. The runner-up in this year’s tournament is Mohammad Shahzad with ten points less, while Pakistan’s senior golfer Mohammad Shabbir Iqbal is third. On Saturday and Sunday, two-day competitions were held in junior and senior categories. On the first day of the Junior Amjad, fourteen-year-old Ashsh birdied the thirteenth hole and successfully completed the one-hole feat. The winner in this section was Muhammad Sahil and Ishat Amjad took the second place. Ashaos was awarded a new Toyota car by Al Habib Bank. The Senior Professional Trophy went to Muhammad Tariq and Muhammad Akram took second place. In order to promote and develop professional golf, this year as always the 22nd edition of the Rashid D Habib Memorial Golf Tournament was organized on 17th and 18th for local professionals, senior professionals and caddies of Karachi Golf Club. It was January.
Abdul Wahid, Latif Haskheli and Salim Inoyat won the first three positions in the category of senior specialists of KCG. They got 78, 81 and 82 points respectively. Nuruddin won the award in the KGC Professionals category and the runner-up was Iqbal Masih. Abdullah, Jalil and Zubair together won the third position in this category. In the KCG caddies category, Tariq Kamal won a new title by clearing the eleventh. Second place Sabir Akbar was three points less than him. M Javed, Nabeel Khan and Zakir Ali stood third in this category with 15 points out of fifteen points. This year, the total prize money of the tournament was one million Pakistani rupees, which was distributed among the winning players as per the existing rules of the Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF). Of this amount, 7.95 million rupees have been allocated for the best performers of the national professional category, 14 million rupees for caddies, professionals and senior professionals of the Karachi Golf Club. Also Rs.650,000 to the top five professionals according to the current PGF ranking; Muhammad Shabbir Iqbal, Muhammad Alam, Muhammad Munir and three senior specialists: Muhammad Tariq, Tahir Naseem and Muhammad Akram were paid as appearance money.
Chief of the Pakistan Navy – Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, Nishan Imtiaz military, Hilali Imtiaz military, Satora Imtiaz military, Satora Basalt were the main guests of the ceremony, who along with Habib Bank Chairman Abbas Habib distributed awards. and cash prizes among the winners.. Admiral Amjad Niazi appreciated the efforts and support of Abbas de Habib family and management of Habib Bank for promoting golf in Pakistan. Al-Habib Bank Chairman Abbas D. Habib thanked the Karachi Golf Club, Sindh Golf Authority and others for successfully organizing the 12th Rashid D. Golf Tournament. He congratulated the winning golfers and encouraged the golfers participating in this tournament from all over Pakistan.