Qazzri buzzing after ‘very unexpected’ victory

|     Abdul Hakiim Yakof     |

 

Qazzri bin Haji Aslimon with carded a 73 OCB to be crowned gross champion at the Pehin Orang Kaya Lela Pahlawan Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jaafar bin Haji Abdul Aziz Challenge Trophy 2017 at the Pantai Mentiri Golf Club.

Pehin Orang Kaya Lela Pahlawan Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jaafar presented the main prizes.

Overall nett champion was Seruji Haji Setia with 68.

Qazzri said the win was “very unexpected”.

“This is my first challenge trophy this year. I didn’t expect to be champion as I was playing alongside very experienced players,” he said.

Pehin Orang Kaya Lela Pahlawan Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jaafar bin Haji Abdul Aziz presents the prizes to Qazzri. - ABDUL HAKIIM YAKOF
Pehin Orang Kaya Lela Pahlawan Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jaafar bin Haji Abdul Aziz presents the prizes to Qazzri. – ABDUL HAKIIM YAKOF

The 20-year-old said he picked up golfing at the young age of seven breaking his arm playing football.

“My father told me to stop playing football and take up golf instead … and I have been playing the sport ever since,” he added.

Qazzri has been actively taking part in golf tournaments and aims to participate in regional professional tours in the furure.

A total of 107 golfers took part in the two-day competition.