Olympian Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar will lead a robust Indian area within the 14th version of Hero Girls’s Indian Open golf event, which can be held after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aditi is India’s first and solely Girls’s Indian Open winner and has since graduated to LPGA. She got here tantalisingly near profitable a medal in Tokyo Olympics, ending fourth.
Moreover Aditi and Diksha, the Indian line-up additionally consists of Tvesa Malik, Amandeep Drall, Vani Kapoor, Ridhima Dilawari, Gaurika Bishnoi and Neha Tripathi amongst others.
No less than 5 former winners have already confirmed their participation, together with defending champion Christine Wolf, 2018 winner Becky Morgan, Camisole Chevalier, Aditi and Caroline Hedwall.
4-time Women European Tour winner Linn Grant may even be seen in motion within the USD 400,000 event, to be held at Gurgaon’s DLF Golf and Nation Membership from October 20 to 23.
Regulars in home circuit, Pranab Urs, Hitachi Bakshi, Jahnavi Bakshi, Seher Atwal and Sneha Singh may even get an opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the best within the enterprise.
This 12 months the sector has been curtailed to 114 golfers holding in thoughts day gentle downside.
“We wish to have a a lot larger area however we needed to shorten the sector as a result of restricted variety of day gentle hours within the month of October,” mentioned Girls’s Golf Affiliation of India (WGAI) secretary basic Champika Sayal through the launch of the occasion right here on Thursday.
“We do not wish to face the identical issues which we confronted final time. We do not wish to drag a spherical to the subsequent day.”
Kapur shoots 8-under to guide in Chinese language Taipei; Sandhu is tied fourth
Linkou (Chinese language Taipei): India’s Shiv Kapur carded a superb eight-under-par 64 on day one to take a two-shot lead within the USD 700,000 Yeangder TPC right here on Thursday.
The occasion marked the return of Asian Tour to Chinese language Taipei after three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The four-time Asian Tour winner overpowered the course with an eagle, eight birdies and simply two bogeys at Linkou Worldwide Golf and Nation Membership.
Ajeetesh Sandhu added to the nice exhibiting from Indian with a spherical of 5-under 67 to be tied fourth whereas Chinese language Taipei’s star Chan Shih-chang and Malaysian Ben Leong got here in with 66s.
Different Indians in motion have been Rashid Khan (68, T-11), Aadil Bedi (69) and S Chikkarangappa (69) at T-19; Manu Gandas, Rahil Gangjee, Veer Ahlawat and Aman Raj at T-35 with 70 every.
Udayan Mane and Honey Baisoya shot 71 every to be T-51, whereas Khalin Joshi (73) was T-84. Karandeep Kochhar (74), M Dharma (75), SSP Chawrasia (75) and Viraj Madappa (75) have been additional down.
Sandhu and Promenade Messawat from Thailand, each former winners of this occasion, fired 67s, together with Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong, a two-time champion this season, Chinese language Taipei’s Lu Solar-yi, an beginner, Lee Chieh-po and Lin Keng-wei, and Miguel Carballo from Argentina.
“I putted rather well, I’ve a neighborhood caddie on the market, whose title is Su (Su Ching-Hong, a nationwide group participant), who was organized for me by James Chan (Chan Shih-chang) and the Tour and he’s studying the greens rather well, so I’m simply trusting him,” mentioned Kapur, who gained the Yeangder Heritage right here on the Asian Tour in Chinese language Taipei in 2017.
“I’ve all the time struggled across the greens right here in any case these years, however I’m holing putts and he was a giant assist right now.” His spherical began on 10 however his recreation actually acquired occurring his second 9 when he eagled the primary earlier than making birdie on the subsequent 4.
He added: “Season to date has been a bit lack lustre, struggled with accidents in the midst of the season. My recreation has been shut, but it surely has been very irritating. I’ve been making a number of cuts however not been enjoying effectively on the weekend. I really feel like I used to be shut, and I used to be on the lookout for a low spherical and I couldn’t have requested for a greater begin.” The Indian star suffered a foot harm and was out of motion for 5 weeks in the midst of the season, however fortunately, didn’t miss too many occasions as a result of it was in the summertime.
“I attempted to make compensations and so I misplaced my swing a little bit bit. I really feel like it’s coming again for the enterprise finish of season, two good weeks right here will set me up remainder of the 12 months,” he mentioned.
Sandhu gained right here in 2017, and regardless of a stable begin, he felt there may be nonetheless loads to work on.
“I eagled the primary however then cooled down after that. I didn’t play my greatest right now, however I scored okay. Every little thing factor was common,” he mentioned.
“Situations have been fairly simple, there was no wind, and the greens have improved. It was fairly scorable on the market. I am going to simply must play higher tomorrow.”
Rain forces cancellation of ultimate spherical, Gaurika declared winner
Gaurika Bishnoi’s robust end within the second spherical proved essential as she was declared the winner after the ultimate spherical of thirteenth Leg of Hero Girls’s Professional Golf Tour right here was cancelled on account of rain.
Gaurika, who closed her second spherical with a hat-trick of birdies and carded 3-under 69, completed at 2-over 146 because the event was selected the idea of 36 holes.
This was Gaurika’s first title because the seventh leg of the 2019 season.
“It was good to get a win even when it was shortened after such an extended hole of greater than three years,” mentioned Gaurika, who gained her final title at Clover Greens in June 2019.
Pranavi, who was nonetheless an beginner when Gaurika final gained, completed second for the fourth time this season.
Gaurika’s two rounds this week have been 71-69 to Pranavi’s 71-75. Tied with Pranavi for the second place was first spherical chief, Nayanika Sanga, who had 70-76.
Sneha Singh (77-74) was fourth with Oviya Reddi (75-78) fifth. Seher Atwal (75-80) was sixth. 4 gamers, Ridhima Dilawari (78-79), Neha Tripathi (78-79), beginner Jasmine Shekar (78-79) and Khushi Khanijau (75-82) have been tied for seventh place.
This was the ultimate WPGT occasion forward of the Girls’s Indian Open, a USD 400,000 occasion on the Women European Tour, which can be held on the DLF Golf and Nation Membership subsequent month.
Pranavi Urs stayed on high of the Hero Order of Benefit, whereas Hitaashee Bakshi is second, Seher Atwal is third and Gaurika Bishnoi moved as much as fourth.
Showrya Samala units up Asian Junior Beneath-14 Grade A event title conflict with Arnav Paparkar
Showrya Samala defeated Shivtej Shirfule 6-1, 6-1 to arrange a title-clash with Arnav Paparkar who acquired the higher of Hruthik Katakam 6-0, 6-2 within the boys singles semifinals of the Asian Junior (under-14) Grade A tennis event at Secunderabad Membership right here on Thursday.
Boys: Singles: Semifinals: Showrya Samala bt Shivtej Shirfule 6-1, 6-1; Arnav Paparkar bt Hruthik Katakam 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles: Quarterfinals: Arnav Paparkar & bt Navin Sundaram Rajasundaram & Levin Safoor Mydeen 6-0, 6-0; M. Diganth & Ayush Poojary bt Rudra Batham & Shivtej Shirfule 4-6, 7-6 (0), 10-5; Aarav Chawla & Ojas Mehlawat bt Amogh Damle & Kanish Khaturia 6-3, 1-6, 10-4; Tavish Pahwa & Om Verma bt C. D. Praneeth Reddy & Ok. Anurag Shourya 6-2, 6-3.
Women: Singles: Semifinals: Haritha Sree Venkatesh bt Diya Ramesh Ramesh 6-4, 7-5; Maya Rajeshwaran Revathi bt Aradhyaa Verma 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles: Quarterfinals: Gyuri Park & Solar Jeung Park bt Diya Chaudary & Shaivi Dalal 7-5, 6-3; C. Sree Lekha & Niesha Enja bt Nandini Kansal & Sri Laksmi Reddy Purnami IND 4-6, 6-2, 10-6; Diya Ramesh & Haritha Shree Venkatesh bt Snigdha Ruhil & Trisha Thakkar 6-1, 6-2; Aleena Farid & Aradhyaa Verma bt Neelakshi Lather & Hirva Bhvaesh Rangani 6-2, 6-1.
SRFI Indian Tour squash: Abhay Singh, Sunayna Kuruvilla pull off upset wins
Chennai: India’s Abhay Singh, seeded 4, shocked top-seed Yassin Elshafei of Egypt 8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 4-11, 12-10 in a long-drawn 51-minute duel to enter the boys’s singles ultimate of the 4th HCL-SRFI Indian Tour – Chennai Leg 2022 squash event.
He’ll meet No.3 seed Khaled Lebib of Egypt within the ultimate on Saturday.
Within the ladies’s semifinals, Sunayna Kuruvilla, the fifth-seed defeated No.2 seed Salma Eltayeb (Egypt) in straight video games to arrange a ultimate conflict with Kenzy Aman of Egypt, the No.1 seed.
Outcomes – Semifinals: Girls’s Singles: Kenzy Ayman (Egypt-X1) beat Tanvi Khanna (India-X3) 11-13, September 11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 ; Sunayna Kuruvilla (India-X5) beat Salma Eltayeb (Egypt-X2) 11-6, 11-7, 13-11.
Males’s Singles: Khaled Labib (Egypt-X3) beat Martin Svec (Czech Republic-X2) 14-12, 15-13, 11-9; Abhay Singh (India-X4) beat Yassin Elshafei (Egypt-X1) 8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 4-11, 12-10.
ITF Masters tennis event: Rashid Malik beats Yogesh Kohli
Rashid Malik of Pakistan gained the over-50 title within the ITF
Masters tennis event in Jalandhar on September 22, 2022.
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JALANDHAR: Rashid Malik of Pakistan beat Yogesh Kohli 6-2, 6-2 within the over-50 ultimate of the ITF Masters tennis event on the Singha Sports activities Academy on Thursday.
Regardless of being over 60, Malik all the time challenges himself by competing within the youthful age group. Despite the fact that he was not that conversant in clay, owing to the key presence of grass and onerous courts again dwelling, Malik was nonetheless an image of power and class as he entertained the small bunch of spectators along with his elegant recreation.
Raveen Chaudhary gained the over-60 singles and doubles titles, whereas Chandra Bhushan bagged the over-55 singles and doubles titles. Pradeep Pant, Rajesh Baruah, Avniash Kunwar have been the opposite winners.
Within the ladies’s over-35 occasion, Sonal Vohra, enjoying two age teams decrease, gained the title by beating Pinky Sharma and Komal Aggarwal with out dropping a set.
The outcomes (finals):
Over-35: Pradeep Pant bt Ankit Patel 6-0, 6-1.
Over-40: Rajesh Baruah bt Prafull Arjeria 6-2, 6-2.
Over-45: Avinash Kunwar w.o. Syed Babar Zaidi.
Over-50: Rashid Malik (Pak) bt Yogesh Kohli 6-2, 6-2.
Over-55: Chandra Bhushan bt Yashpal Arora 6-2, 6-3.
Over-60: Raveen Chaudhary bt Pawan Jain 6-3, 6-3; Semifinals: Raveen bt Puneet Kumar Gupta 7-5, 2-6, 6-3; Pawan bt Dilip Singh Nongmaithem 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles: Raveen Chaudhary & Pawan Jain bt Puneet Kumar Gupta & Sanjai Kumar 6-4, 6-3.
Girls: Over-35 (league): Sonal Vohra bt Komal Aggarwal 6-3, 6-3.
Shotgun World Championship:
New Delhi: Shapath Bharadwaj shot 111 following rounds of 23, 23, 22, 22 and 21, and missed qualification for the rating spherical in junior males’s lure by two factors within the Shotgun World Championship in Osijek, Croatia, on Wednesday.
Arya Vansh Tyagi (107) and Shardul Vihan (106) positioned thirty second and thirty sixth respectively.
Within the junior ladies’s lure, Bhavya Tripathi shot 103 for the 14th spot. She missed qualification by three factors. Sabeera Haris (100), Preeti Rajak (98) and Aadya Tripathi (76) positioned nineteenth, twenty second and thirty second respectively.
Tickets offered out for India vs Australia T20I in Hyderabad
Hyderabad Cricket Affiliation knowledgeable the media on Thursday night that every one tickets for the third and ultimate T-20 worldwide match between India and Australia have been offered out.
“The followers now can solely acquire the bodily tickets from the Secunderabad Gymkhana Floor from September 23 to 25 between 10.00 am to five.00 pm by exhibiting the e-mail affirmation obtained throughout online buy,” the discharge mentioned.
“The followers are to notice that entry to Gymkhana Floor is prohibited with out the legitimate e-mail confirmations, a legitimate ID proof and submitting a photocopy of the identical,” it’s knowledgeable.
“In case if somebody is amassing on another person’s behalf an authority letter clearly stating the identical with the photocopy of each the ID proofs can be necessary,” HCA knowledgeable.
-V. V. Subrahmanyam
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