LAHORE: The 3rd Punjab Jinnah Development Golf Tour came to a rousing conclusion at the PAF Skyview Golf Course here on Monday. This Punjab Jinnah Development Golf Tour targets promotion of professional golf and what is satisfying is that it encourages the second tier golf professionals to reap rewards through participation and commendable performances. Mohammad Azam of Quetta, hardly known in professional golf circles, achieved victory by unveiling his playing skills and surprising his adversaries through a masterly effort that fetched him victory and a cash prize of Rs 150,000. For a golf player from Quetta, this represented a breakthrough and good compensation for the hours and hours of practice put in by him, especially in a city where the playing facilities are not adequate. Azam had scores of gross 67, 75 and 68 and an overall aggregate of 210, six under par. The score of 68, four under par on the final day can be graded as meritorious indeed for it reflected on his mental strength and capability. His nearest rival Salman Akhtar of Lahore Gymkhana also ended the combat at the same score of 210 and as per rules they went into a sudden death play-off. It goes to the credit of Azam that he emerged as the title winner after achieving a birdie on the first play-off hole whereas Salman had a par. Other illustrious ones who won good cash prizes through participation and performance in the championship were Kashif Masih (Garrison Club) who ended up third with an aggregate score of 212, four under par, Latif Rafiq (Lahore Gymkhana) 213, three under par, Mohammad Akhtar (Islamabad) 215, one under par and Zahir Shah (Peshawar)215, one under par. Two more who did well were Azmat Khan (Peshawar) and Zubair Hussain (PAF Islamabad). They aggregated a score of 216, which in golfing terms is referred to as level par. At the conclusion of the tournament, the winners were honoured by Air Vice Marshal Zaffar Aslam.