Matloob Ahmed of Lahore Gymkhana maintained his lead even on the third day of the 8th Rashid D Habib Memorial National Professional Golf Championship at Karachi Golf Course here on Saturday. Yesterday, he scored another 3 under par to extend his overall score to 13 under par on the leader board. Hamza Amin of Islamabad had 68 with 4 under par. His total for three days was 204-14 under par. Muhammad Naeem of Peshawar played well to achieve third spot on the leaderboard with 67-5 under par. Defending champion Muhammad Shabbir Iqbal was 4th with 209- 7 under par while another veteran Waheed Baloch of KGC was at sixth position spot with 211 -5 under par. The Pros and Caddies round concluded yesterday with Ayaz Gul achieving the top position, followed by Taj Nabi of KPT and Shehzad Yousuf. Nabeel Khan took the lead in KGC caddies category. M Nawaz and Kalfort Jan followed him with second and third positions respectively. Latif Khaskheli took first position in the KGC Veteran Professionals category. In this category, second position went to Syed Jamal Badshah and Abdul Karim took third. The final round for senior and junior professional golfers will be played on Sunday (today).Published in Daily Times, January 13th 2019.