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Junior Presidents Cup: Omar Khalid shortlisted to play for worldwide crew

Junior golfer Omar Khalid. — Geo Information/File

KARACHI: Pakistan’s prime beginner Omar Khalid on Friday has been shortlisted to symbolize the worldwide crew which can tackle america crew on this yr’s Junior Presidents Cup to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA) subsequent month.

The American Junior Golf Affiliation (AJGA) and the Presidents Cup organisers have included Omar within the shortlist for the 12-member worldwide crew which can embrace the world’s prime junior gamers from all around the world besides USA.

If Omar makes it to the ultimate crew, he would be the first Pakistani participant to play within the Junior Presidents Cup. Omar, who final yr turned the youngest participant to win the Pakistan Amateurs at 16, made historical past final month when he turned the primary golfer from his nation to make the lower at any USGA occasion. Omar performed rounds of 73 and 70 on the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon (USA) within the 2022 US Junior Novice Championship to qualify for the match-play spherical.

The worldwide crew and USA will meet within the third version of the Junior President Cup to be held on September 19-20 at Myers Park Nation Membership in Charlotte previous to the beginning of the 2022 Presidents Cup at close by Quail Hole Membership.

USA’s Notah Begay III and South Africa’s Tim Clark have been introduced as captains of the US and worldwide groups, respectively.

The Junior Presidents Cup is a two-day, crew match-play competitors that includes 24 of the world’s prime junior boys 19 years previous and youthful – 12 from the US and 12 from around the globe, excluding Europe – that takes place simply days earlier than the beginning of the biennial Presidents Cup. The Junior Presidents Cup was developed to present the world’s greatest non-European juniors a singular enjoying alternative to compete in a world crew match-play competitors and showcase the worldwide attain of junior golf.

The groups will compete in six four-ball and foursomes matches on September 19, adopted by 12 Singles matches on September 20.

The US Group defeated the Worldwide Group by a rating of 13-11 within the second version of the Junior Presidents Cup in 2019 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Membership in Melbourne, Australia, the place Justin Leonard captained the US Group and Australia’s Stuart Appleby led the Worldwide Group.

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