LAHORE: Lahore Gymkhana won the Inter Club Golf Teams Championship at the Royal Palm Club Golf Course here on Sunday. The 20-member Lahore Gymkhana managed to retain Lahore Cup, introduced by Lt Gen (r) Mohammad Tariq five years back. The first day of the event was held at Defence Raya Golf Course, second one at Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course and the final one at Royal Palm Golf Course. Based on the aggregate scores of the first two matches held on Friday and Saturday, Lahore Gymkhana had accumulated 46.5 points while Royal Palm had 39.5 points in their tally and Defence Raya’s score was 34.5 points. The final 18 holes competition yesterday was crucial and at stake in the singles match play contest was a total of 60 points which meant that the ultimate triumphant one could have been either of the three teams. Early on Sunday the championship commenced after a lot of handshakes and though many smiles were exchanged, the battle oriented atmosphere was expectancy and tension loaded. The captains of the three teams — Omer Zia (Gymkhana), Murad Khan (Defence Raya )and Abdullah Sharif (Royal Palm) took time to strategize and brief their mates. The game progressed with accurate hitting and crisp shot making and all through the 18 holes, noticeable was the intensity as each participant attempted to outwit his adversary through superb application of golfing skills. As the match reached an exciting conclusion, Lahore Gymkhana gathered 18.5 points, Royal Palm fetched 20 points and Defence Raya compiled 21.5 points. In this way the Defence Raya may have compiled more points on the final day but in the overall reckoning the victorious team were Lahore Gymkhana with a total compilation of 64.5 points followed by Royal Palm 59.5 points and Defence Raya 56 points.At the conclusion of the superbly organised final round of this three tier Inter Club Golf Championship, the captain of the host club team, Royal Palm, Abdullah Sharif awarded the glittering trophy to Omer Zia, captain of Lahore Gymkhana, in the presence of Shaukat Javed, convener golf of Lahore Gymkhana and Ramzan Sheikh, CEO of Royal Palm. Published in Daily Times, December 17th2018.