August 20, Indian sports activities information wrap


Late birdie helps Tvesa Malik make reduce in Sotogrande

India’s Tvesa Malik grabbed a late birdie on the seventeenth gap to get on the precise aspect of the 36-hole reduce on the Aramco Staff Collection Sotogrande right here.

Tvesa, who made an enormous comeback from 3-over to even par within the first spherical, was as soon as in bother at 3-over on the flip within the second spherical and it turned 4-over after 11 holes.

She managed to claw again with a birdie on thirteenth however a bogey on 14th pushed her down but once more earlier than the birdie on Par-3 seventeenth saved the day.

She was tied 52nd after two rounds because the High-60 and ties made the reduce at La Reserva Membership de Sotogrande.

In the meantime, Jessica Korda maintained her bid for the crown with a second-round 68. She led her quartet to victory within the workforce occasion and can also be main the person occasion.

Jessica shot a 61 within the first spherical and added a 68 in second. She is six pictures clear from Pauline Roussin (67-68).

Korda, 29, began day two on the Tenth gap and traded a birdie brace for a pair of bogeys as she went out in level-par for the day. However she regained a few of that first-day magic on her again 9, recording 4 birdies, together with three on the spin from the fourth.

Within the last spherical, Jessica will probably be joined by Roussin and her sister Nelly. The youthful Korda made a few late beneficial properties to get to eight-under, one again from Roussin.

Spain’s Ana Peláez Trivino is in fourth place on seven-under-par having shot a spherical of 69 on day two at La Reserva. Sweden’s Linn Grant and Belgium’s Manon De Roey sit in a tie for fifth place on six-under-par, Johanna Gustavsson and Pia Babnik are one shot additional again in T7 with six gamers in a share of ninth place with one spherical remaining.

The reduce fell at +4 with 65 gamers making it by to the ultimate day of competitors.

Jessica Korda’s quartet gained the workforce occasion with a 33-under-par whole, one higher than runners-up led by Roussin.

Korda additionally captained the profitable aspect within the Aramco Staff Collection New York final October. In Spain she was partnered by Tereza Melecka, Noora Komulainen and newbie Malcolm Borwick, who’s an English worldwide polo star.

There’s a new format this 12 months for the Aramco Staff Collection, which launched in 2021. For this season, the groups will compete over solely 36 holes – the Thursday and Friday of the match – with USD 500,000 prize cash being break up between the bottom scoring fourballs.

The ultimate day’s play will see solely the bottom scoring 60 gamers and ties from the opening two days return to the course to battle it out for a share of one other USD 500,000, this time in particular person earnings.


Bhullar drops late pictures however continues to be T-10 in Korea

 A late double bogey and bogey value Gaganjeet Bhullar as he carded a disappointing 69 however the Indian golfer nonetheless managed to be Tied-Tenth on the Worldwide Collection Korea.

At 10-under by 15 holes within the third spherical, Bhullar regarded set for a shot at a second title in a month. However a double bogey on sixteenth and a bogey on seventeenth introduced him to 7-under, 5 pictures behind the chief.

But by way of positions on the chief board, he was T-10 as towards T-11, when he began the day.

Nevertheless, with 5 pictures between him and the chief he’ll want some nice play and a few assist from the gamers forward of him.

At 7-under for the match, Bhullar is the very best positioned Indian.

Veer Ahlawat, who began the day at T-5, had a tough spherical with two double bogeys and three bogeys towards 4 birdies for a card of 3-over 74 and dropped to T-Forty second.

SSP Chawrasia (73) slipped to T-49 from T-16, Rashid Khan (72) dropped to T-61 from T-48 and Shiv Kapur (74) was T-71.

Korean Taehoon Okay (69) will make a bid for his maiden professional title as he moved to 12-under, taking the only lead.

Beginner Wooyoung Cho (61), Yoseop Web optimization (67) and Bio Kim (70) are tied for second at 11-under.

Bhullar, who has proven good kind in current weeks, birdied second and fourth to be 2-under and when he birdied Tenth and eleventh, he moved to 4-under.

Regardless of lacking a few birdie probabilities, he was very a lot within the combine as he approached the ultimate few holes. However the double bogey and bogey spoiled his card and completed at 69.

Whereas the Koreans occupied the highest 4 spots on the Lotte Skyhill Nation Membership on Jeju Island, Thailand’s Phachara Khongwatmai (63) and Pavit Tangkamolprasert (67) ensured they have been inside placing distance at 10-under in Tied-fifth place.

Okay and Kim had began the third day sharing the lead, however it was the previous who had the sting for a lot of the day reaching 14 with two to play and the prospect of a wholesome lead.

Nevertheless, he bogeyed 17 and 18 to present hope to the chasing pack.

Rising star Cho, 20, lit up the match with the very best spherical of the week comprising 4 birdies on the entrance and 6 on the again, together with 5 birdies within the final six holes.


Amandeep prime Indian at 18th; Filipino star Superal upstages Lydia Ko to win title in Jakarta

Amandeep Drall shot a fair par 72 within the last spherical to complete as the highest Indian golfer within the inaugural Simone Asia Pacific Cup on Saturday.

Amandeep completed T-18th as her teammate within the workforce competitors Vani Kapoor carded 2-over 74 and was T-Twentieth. Collectively the Indian pair was Tied eleventh.

India’s two different gamers this week — Gaurika Bishnoi (72) completed T-Twenty second and Diksha Dagar (75) was T-Twenty sixth. Collectively Gaurika and Diksha completed T-14th as a workforce.

Gaurika had one birdie and one bogey in her spherical, whereas Diksha began with a bogey and a double bogey on first two holes and dropped one other shot on eighth. She dropped yet one more one on fifteenth, but additionally birdied Tenth and 18th for her 75.

Princess Superal of the Philippines acquired off to a quick begin with three straight birdies from second to fourth and by no means loosened the grip as she added two extra birdies on the again 9 with out dropping any pictures.

Her 5-under 67 gave her a three-day last whole of 204 and she or he gained by three pictures over Korean Ryu So Yeon (67), whereas Lydia Ko (70) was third at 208.

Lydia Ko, who trailed Princess by one in the beginning of the day, did not mount a powerful problem as she signed for a 70 to complete 4 pictures behind the champion.

“It’s fairly particular to me as a result of that is my first worldwide win as knowledgeable,” mentioned Princess, who pocketed a cool USD $100,000 for the most important pay examine of her profession.

“I’ve been ready for this second to reach. I’m very glad.” Taking part in alongside the extra illustrious Ko, Princess confirmed no indicators of nerves as she birdied three of the opening 4 holes to open a two-shot lead and by no means regarded again since.

She picked up her fourth and fifth birdie of the day on holes 10 and 15 to complete with a bogey-free scorecard on the Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“To have the ability to play with the world’s prime golfers, clearly I did really feel nervous however glad on the similar time. It’s the primary time I had this opportunity and I’ll cherish them,” mentioned the Filipino.

Runner-up Ryu (9-under) and her teammate Bomee Lee (-2) gained the workforce occasion, they usually have been adopted by the Filipino duo, Princess (-12) and Pauline Rosario (+5).

Staff New Zealand with Lydia Ko (-8) and Momoka Kobori (+3) have been third at 5-under for the three days. 



Fifth seed Ankita Raina scored a memorable 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-0 victory over Haruka Kaji of Japan in three hours and 5 minutes within the semifinals of the $25,000 ITF ladies’s tennis match in Aldershot, Britain, on Saturday.

Within the last, Ankita will play eighth seed Joanna Garland of Chinese language Taipei. Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni have been overwhelmed 6-1, 6-7(2), [10-7] within the doubles semifinals by Deal with Huey and John-Patrick Smith within the $159,360 Challenger tennis match in Vancouver. The Indian pair collected 45 ATP factors and $3,240.

Within the ITF males’s occasion in Jakarta, Sasikumar Mukund arrange a title conflict towards second seed Shintaro Imai of Japan. Parikshit Somani and Manish Sureshkumar gained the doubles title.

Within the $!5,000 ITF ladies’s occasion in Tunisia, eighth seed Jennifer Luikham will play the ultimate towards third seed Saki Imamura of Japan.


$159,360 Challenger, Vancouver, Canada

Doubles (semifinals): Deal with Huey (Phi) & John-Patrick Smith (Aus) bt Yuki Bhambri & Saketh Myneni 6-1, 6-7(2), [10-7].
$25,000 ITF ladies, Aldershot, Britain
Singles (semifinals): Ankita Raina bt Haruka Kaji (Jpn) 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF ladies, Monastir, Tunisia
Singles (semifinals): Jennifer Luikham bt Anastasia Iamachkine (Per) 7-6(0< 3-6, 6-3.
$25,000 ITF ladies, Ourense, Spain
Doubles (semifinals): Maria Mateas (US) & Arantxa Rus (Ned) bt Alexandra Osborne (Aus) & Rutuja Bhosale 6-3, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF males, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (semifinals): Robin Bertrand & Cyril Vandermeersch (Fra) bt Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli & Niki Poonacha 6-1, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF males, Jakarta, Indonesia
Singles (semifinals): Sasikumar Mukund bt Yuki Mochizuki (Fin) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.
Doubles (last): Parikshit Somani & Manish Sureshkumar bt Issei Okamura & Kento Takeuchi (Jpn) 7-6(3), 7-6(4).
$15,000 ITF males, Cancun, Mexico
Singles (quarterfinals): Jorge Brian Panta (Per) bt Aditya Vishal Balsekar 6-0, 7-5.

AITA Nationwide sequence under-16

Samarth Sahita and Mahika Khanna gained the girls and boys titles respectively within the AITA Nationwide sequence under-16 tennis match on the Joygaon Academy on Saturday.

It was a double crown for each samarth and Mahika as they’d earlier gained the doubles titles earlier.

The outcomes (finals):

Underneath-16 boys: Samarth Sahita bt Bharat Phulwaria 6-2, 6-2.

Underneath-16 ladies: Mahika Khanna bt Divya Ungrish 6-3, 6-3.

AITA Nationwide sequence under-14

Parthiv Kalita and Diya Chaudhary gained the girls and boys titles respectively within the AITA Nationwide sequence under-14 tennis match on the Singha Spots Academy on Saturday.

The outcomes:

Underneath-14 boys (last): Parthiv Kalita bt Shaurya Bhardwaj 6-0, 6-1; Semifinals: Parthiv bt Ranvir Singh 6-3, 6-4; Shaurya bt Uday Kaul 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles (last): Kushagra Arora & Ranvir Singh bt Shaurya Bhardwaj & Arjun Bhati 6-2, 7-5.

Underneath-14 ladies: Diya Chaudhary bt Shaivi Dalal 6-0, 6-1; Semifinals: Diya bt Vibha Khadka 6-2, 6-0; Shaivi bt Saumya Chatterjee 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles (last): Shaivi & Pia Mistri bt Agrima Jaiswal & Arya Shinde 6-1, 6-1.


Ankur Goel tops 25-metre speedy fireplace pistol within the fifth Nationwide capturing choice trials

Ankur Goel was in high-quality kind as he beat Sameer and Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar to the highest spot in 25-metre speedy fireplace pistol within the fifth Nationwide capturing choice trials on the Dr. Karni Singh Vary, Tughlakabad, on Saturday.

Sameer was authoritative within the end and gained the battle even earlier than he fired his final sequence of 5 pictures in 4 seconds.

Vijay Kumar was again at his preventing self. He was overwhelmed 4-3 within the shoot-off by the eventual champion Ankur within the medal spherical after the 2 had tied on 21 within the race for the highest spot. Vijay had earlier gained the tie-shoot 4-1 towards Rajkanwar Sandhu to progress into the medal spherical.

Sameer went on to prime the junior occasion with 29, even earlier than Adarsh Singh might shoot his final sequence. In air pistol, Ujjawal Malik outplayed Samrat Rana 16-2 for the highest spot, after the 2 had topped qualification with 587. Olympian Jitu Rai was overwhelmed to the third spot by Sarabjot Singh.

Samrat Rana topped the junior occasion with an exhilarating 16-14 win over Sagar Dangi, and Jatin Kumar triumphed within the youth part. In air rifle, hosted on the Madhya Pradesh Academy in Bhopal, 15-year-old Hazel topped each the ladies’s and junior sections, and was pushed to the second place within the youth occasion by Nancy. Hazel had topped qualification with 631.0.

The outcomes:

10m air pistol: Males: 1. Ujjawal Malik 16 (252.0) 587; 2. Samrat Rana 2 (254.7) 587; 3.
Sarabjot Singh 249.7 (583); 4. Jitu Rai 247.2 (581).

Juniors: 1. Samrat Rana 16 (252.1) 587; 2. Sagar Dangi 14 (254.1) 578; 3. Varun Tomar 250.4; 4. Priyanshu Yadav 247.0 (579).

Youth: 1. Jatin Kumar 16 (251.6) 577; 2. Pradhyumn Singh 6 (248.7) 579; 3. Priyanshu Yadav 248.2 (579); 4. Abhinav Choudhary 248.1 (578).

10m air rifle: Ladies: 1. Hazel 17 (260.7) 631.0; 2. Meghana Sajjanar 15 (263.2(631.9); 3. Ayushi Podder 260.7 (628.5); 4. Shreya Agrawal 260.4 (630.2)

Juniors: 1. Hazel 17 (262.1) 631.0; 2. Yukthi Rajendra 9 (260.5) 629.4; 3. Arya Borse 260.2 (628.4); 4. Nancy 260.1 (629.1.

Youth: 1. Nancy 16 (262.0) 629.1; 2. Hazel 10 (261.4) 631.0; 3. Anushka Thokur 260.2 (627.2); 4. Isha Taksale 259.7 (627.5).

25m speedy fireplace pistol: Males: 1. Ankur Goel 28 (18) 577; 2. Sameer 25 (14) 579; 3. Vijay Kumar 21 (14) 578; 4. Shivam Shukla 11 (15) 572.

Juniors: 1. Sameer 29 (13) 579; 2. Adarsh Singh 25 (13) 568; 3. Harshawardhan Yadav 15 (11) 568; 4. Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu 10 (12) 573.

Junior ladies: 1. Tejaswani 563; 2. Simranpreet Kaur Brar 561; 3. Rhythm Sangwan 560.

Kamesh Srinivasan

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