Hamza Bilal Sarfraz of Pakistan is all set to make history at the biggest stage of international golf at the IMGA Junior World Golf Championship, scheduled to kick start from Tuesday in San Diego, US.
At this famous tournament, which has previously produced champions like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Rory McIlroy, Hamza will become the first representative of Pakistan.
From July 12 to 15, the competition will take place at Torrey Pines, the most desirable golfing location.
Hamza is one of only two competitors that qualified for this competition by competing at the Cambridge stop of the British Junior Golf Tour in September 2021. He competed at the Cambridge Country Club against a highly competitive group of under-18s from all around the UK and shot an impressive one over 73.
He was also invited to play in the FCG Callaway Junior World Golf Championship in Palm Springs, California, in the US from July 18–20 as a result of his performance and IMGA qualifying.
Hamza joined Rawalpindi Golf Club after starting his golfing career at Quetta Golf Club. He was extremely lucky to receive coaching from the famous Agha Muhammad Ali Shah in Quetta and Masood Malik in Rawalpindi during his early golf years.
The talented young man gained national attention in 2017 after placing second in the Junior National Golf Championship in Lahore. Hamza won multiple national tournaments on the Pakistani Junior Tour from 2017 to 2020 via consistent effort and a show of grit and determination.
At the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Amateur Championship in Peshawar in 2021, he competed against amateurs and placed second.
The country can be rightly proud of producing such a gifted and promising young sportsman. As he steps onto the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course, he certainly deserves the prayers and good wishes of the entire nation.