LAHORE: The 3rd Punjab Jinnah Development Tour Golf Championship for second tier golf professionals commenced at the PAF Skyview Golf Course here Friday. Conducted by the Punjab Golf Association, this competitive event affords an opportunity to upcoming golf professionals who seek elevation to the main professional ranks and thus enhance their earnings through admirable performances in open national golf championships. In this championship, the opening day of the event belonged to two skilled ones who made their abilities felt and known by rounds of total excellence. Kasif Masih was one and Azam Chaudhary the other. Through a high quality performance of distinction, Kashif came to the forefront with an impressive round of gross 67, five under par. And equally adept was his nearest adversary Azam who also had a meritorious score of gross 67. During the course of the first round these two upcoming golf professionals were flawless and technically impeccable. Another competitor who came up with an under par round of gross 70 was Mohammad Akhtar. Noticeable was the fluency in his swing. Three others with similar under par rounds of gross 71 were Syed Raza Ali, Haseeb ur Rehman and Aadil Jehangir. Placed at a score of 72 were Syed Bilal, Shahid Hanif and Haroon Ishaq. The cut will be placed at the end of the second round (today) and only the top 40 position holders will play the final round on Sunday (tomorrow) at the PAF Skyview Golf Course.