Pakistan Open

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Pakistan Open
Tournament information
Location Pakistan Pakistan
Established 1967
Course(s) Rawalpindi Golf Club
Par 72
Tour(s) Asian Tour (2006, 2007)
Format Stroke play
Prize fund Rs 1,700,000
Tournament record score
Aggregate 269 Airil Rizman (2007)
To par −19 Airil Rizman (2007)
Current champion
Shabbir Iqbal

The Pakistan Open is a golf tournament organised by the Pakistan Golf Federation that was first played in 1967. In 2006 and 2007 was part of the Asian Tour schedule.

Pakistan has a number of golf courses from pre and post independence. As the Asian Tour continued to expand, Pakistan was chosen to host a tournament. In 2006 it was part of the Asian Tour schedule for the first time, on an initial three-year deal,[1] however the 2008 Open was postponed due to trouble within Pakistan at the time the event was scheduled to go ahead.

Chris Rodgers of England won the inaugural event, and in doing so claiming his maiden Asian Tour title. He finished 15 under par, 4 ahead of Indians Jeev Milkha Singh and Amandeep Johl.[2] In 2007 Malaysia’s Airil Rizman claimed his maiden Asian Tour title with a two stroke triumph over Scott Hend of Australia.[3]


Year Venue Champion[4] Country Score Margin of victory Runners up
2009 Rawalpindi Shabbir Iqbal[5]  Pakistan 272 (−16) 9 strokes Mohammad Munir
2008 No tournament
2007 Karachi Airil Rizman  Malaysia 269 (−19) 2 strokes Scott Hend
2006 Karachi Chris Rodgers  England 273 (−15) 4 strokes Jeev Milkha Singh,
Amandeep Johl
2005 No tournament
2004 Royal Palm, Lahore Nadeem Inayat  Pakistan Imdad Hussain
2003 Karachi Muhammad Shabbir  Pakistan Muhammad Munir
2002 (Dec) Karachi Muhammad Shabbir  Pakistan Muhammad Munir
2002 (Feb) Arabian Sea, Karachi Matloob Ahmed  Pakistan Shakeel Rehmati
2001 DHA, Karachi Taimur Hussain  Pakistan Abbas Ali
2000 Lahore Garrison Muhammad Tahir  Pakistan Muhammad Shabbir
1999 No tournament
1998 Lahore Garrison Imdad Hussain  Pakistan 275 (−13) Muhammad Tahir
1997 Karachi Ghulam Nabi  Pakistan Muhammad Munir
1996 Rawalpindi Imdad Hussain  Pakistan Muhammad Akram
1995 Peshawar Taimur Hussain  Pakistan Imdad Hussain
1994 Islamabad Abdul Hamid  Pakistan Nadeem Inayat
1993 Lahore Garrison Imdad Hussain  Pakistan Muhammad Iqbal
1992 No tournament
1991 (Nov) Peshawar Manzoor Ahmed  Pakistan Muhammad Akram
1991 (May) Rawalpindi Ghulam Nabi  Pakistan Muhammad Ali
1990 Karachi Faisal Qureshi  Pakistan Manzoor Ahmed
1989 Gymkhana Frankie Miñoza  Philippines 286 (−2) 1 stroke Tray Tyner
1988 No tournament
1987 Rawalpindi Ghulam Nabi  Pakistan Muhammad Sajid (a)
1986 (Nov) Islamabad Taimur Hassan (a)  Pakistan Ghulam Nabi
1986 (Mar) Karachi Muhammad Ali  Pakistan Angoor Khan
1985 Peshawar Gul Muhammad  Pakistan Abdul Rashid
1984 Rawalpindi Ghulam Nabi  Pakistan Muhammad Shafique
1983 Gymkhana Ghulam Nabi  Pakistan Manzoor Ahmed
1982 Peshawar Ghulam Nabi  Pakistan Muhammad Shafique
1981 No tournament
1980 Rawalpindi Abdul Rashid  Pakistan Taimur Hassan (a)
1979 Pakistan Railways Taimur Hassan (a)  Pakistan Muhammad Shafique
1978 Rawalpindi M. Ejaz Malik  Pakistan Taimur Hassan (a)
1977 Pakistan Railways M. Ejaz Malik  Pakistan M M Hashim Khan (a)
1976 Rawalpindi Taimur Hassan (a)  Pakistan M. Ejaz Malik
1975 Karachi Angoor Khan  Pakistan Muhammad Abbas (a)
1974 Peshawar Muhammad Shafique  Pakistan Aameen Taqi Butt (a)
1973 Gymkhana Mahmood Hussain  Pakistan Pir Bakhsah
1972 Pakistan Railways M. Ejaz Malik  Pakistan Muhammad Shafique
1971 Rawalpindi Mahmood Hussain  Pakistan Pir Bakhsah
1970 Pakistan Railways Mahmood Hussain  Pakistan Gul Muhammad
1969 Gymkhana Mahmood Hussain (a)  Pakistan Muhammad Nazir
1968 Rawalpindi Mahmood Hussain (a)  Pakistan Taimur Hassan (a)
1967 Gymkhana Aameen Taqi Butt (a)  Pakistan Lal Sadar

(a) – denotes amateur


  1. ^ "Pakistan Open to join Asian Tour". 2005. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  2. ^ "Chris Rodgers claims maiden Tour victory". 22 January 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Airil stays cool to lift maiden title". 21 January 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  4. ^ "List of winners and runners up Open Golf Championship of Pakistan". Pakistan Golf Federation. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  5. ^ "Shabbir wins Pakistan Open Golf C'ship". Daily Times (Pakistan). 12 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-19.