Omar Khalid, Pakistan’s top-ranked golfer, will compete in the British Amateur Championship as well as the qualifications for the 15th British Open.
Omar Khalid is the youngest Pakistani golfer to ever lead the country’s rankings, and the 17-year-old now has his sights set on worldwide fame.
Omar Khalid is not only Pakistan’s youngest and highest-ranked golfer, but also the youngest player to win the National Amateur Golf Championship, which he won in its 60th season at the age of sixteen.
Omar, who won the National Amateur Golf Championship at the age of 16, is now Pakistan’s youngest No. 1. He is Pakistan’s youngest National Amateur Champion.
Amateur Championship of Great Britain
While the British Amateur Championship is one of the oldest tournaments in golf history, the British Open has been held for centuries and is considered the most renowned tournament in the sport. The Amateur Championship, also known as the British Amateur or British Amateur Championship outside the United Kingdom, is an annual golf competition conducted in the United Kingdom since 1885. Along with the US Amateur, it is one of the two most important individual tournaments for amateur golfers. With 38 golf federations from all six continents represented in the 2018 championship, it usually has the most international representation of any individual amateur event.
“Pakistan’s best golfer, Omar Khalid, is heading to the United Kingdom where he has a spot in the British Amateur Championship and qualifiers for the 150th British Open,” wrote British Deputy High Commissioner Mike Nithavrianakis on his official Twitter account, wishing Omar Khalid a successful tour of England. Let us all wish him the best of luck. He has already brought pride to Pakistan. “Wishing him and his family safe travels.”
Pakistan’s best golfer, Omar Khalid, is heading to 🇬🇧 where he has a spot in the British Amateur Championship and qualifiers for the 150th British Open. Let’s wish him all the best. He has already made 🇵🇰 proud. Safe travels to him and his family @McIlroyRory @NickFaldo006 pic.twitter.com/vxdXauFG7x
— Mike Nithavrianakis (@MikeNith1) June 9, 2022