Udayan Mane takes joint lead in Indonesia
Udayan Mane, the lone Indian on the Asian Growth Tour’s OB Golf Invitational, grabbed a share of the primary spherical lead after an excellent end that noticed him birdie the final 4 holes in a row.
Mane, a former India No. 1 on the home tour and an Olympian in Tokyo, shot 7-under 65 and was tied for the lead with Thailand’s Poosit Supupramai.
Mane beginning on the tenth birdied eleventh and twelfth, however gave away a shot on seventeenth. On his second 9, the entrance aspect of the course, he birdied first and fourth after which from fifth ninth.
Supupramai, after teeing off in one of many first teams, posted a bogey-free spherical with 4 birdies on the entrance 9 and three on the again.
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Abdul Hadi, with two begins on the Asian Tour already this 12 months, had a extra mercurial entrance 9 with six birdies and one bogey, however was unable to take care of momentum and slipped again to 3rd place with a six-under 66.
Thailand’s Sarun Srithon was one of many later finishers who accomplished their spherical earlier than play was stopped for a second time resulting from rain. He carded a 66 to affix the group in third spot, along with Malaysia’s Shahriffuddin Ariffin.
Inclement climate stopped play briefly at 2.05pm, with golfers returning to the course at 3.15pm after a brief delay. The USD 70,000 occasion noticed the primary spherical being accomplished early on Wednesday.
Danny Chia of Malaysia began the day in regular vogue. Teeing off on Gap 10, he maintained par by the primary 9 holes, then started to assemble tempo for a powerful end, birdieing six of his final 9 holes to attain a five-under 67.
Tvesa, Diksha and Shubhankar to tee up at Scandinavian Blended occasion
The troika of Tvesa Malik, Diksha Dagar and Shubhankar Sharma will as soon as once more lead the Indian cost once they tee up on the second version of the Volvo Scandinavian Blended golf match, beginning right here on Thursday.
Whereas Tvesa and Diksha are the 2 Indian ladies stars, Shubhankar is the lone Indian male participant within the subject that’s made up of DP World Tour and Women European Tour members.
The trio had missed the lower within the final version regardless of placing up a nice effort on the Vallda Golf Membership.
Tvesa may have Swedish firm as she performs alongside Rikard Karlberg and Josefine Nyqvist within the first spherical of the match hosted by Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam.
Diksha, who had received gold medal on the Deaflympics final month and is just one of many two Indians to have claimed a title on the LET, will make her first begin in mainland Europe this 12 months.
In six begins this season — three in Africa, one in center east and two in Asia — Diksha’s finest has been T-21 in Kenya Women, whereas for Tvesa, who was nineteenth within the LET order of Benefit final 12 months, that is the eleventh begin.
Tvesa’s finest has been T-Twenty sixth on the Aramco Sequence in Bangkok, the place her group was additionally T-15. So, she is seeking to get some higher outcomes.
Curiously, Tvesa is taking part in Karlberg, who has twice received in India together with the Hero Indian Open prior to now.
The Indian male participant on this combined subject is Shubhankar, who performs with Sebastian Soderberg and Carmen Alonso, a LET member from Spain.
The co-sanctioned occasion will function a subject of 78 males and 78 ladies taking part in in the identical teams for one prize fund and one trophy, the one match of its variety on each the DP World Tour and PGA TOUR.
This 12 months’s match additionally has an elevated prize fund of USD 2 million, which is up from the EURO 1 million purse for 2021.
Jonathan Caldwell had received the co-sanctioned occasion final 12 months.
Match hosts Henrik Stenson and Annika Sörenstam, who have been inducted into the Swedish Golf Corridor of Fame on Monday, will probably be joined by quite a lot of house favourites within the subject this week.
Ryder Cup winner Alex Noren, a ten-time DP World Tour winner, returns to Sweden for the primary time since 2019 as he bids for a 3rd profession victory on house soil after doing so in 2011 and 2015.
Maja Stark is the present chief within the Race to Costa del Sol – the Women European Tour’s season-long Rankings – after registering a victory on the NSW Open final month and 6 top-10s in her first seven tournaments of the marketing campaign.
There may even be a lot consideration on Ingrid Lindblad after her six-under 65 within the first spherical of final week’s US Open, the bottom spherical by an newbie within the 77-year historical past of the Main Championship.
In the meantime, Linn Grant, who sits third within the Women European Tour rankings, claimed a five-shot victory on the Joburg Women Open in simply her first begin on the LET as a full member in March.
She claimed her second title in 5 begins on the Mithra Belgian Women Open final month.