Indian sports activities information wrap, October 26



Aditi double bogeys final gap, nonetheless shoots 67 to lie Tenth in Malaysia

India’s Aditi Ashok spoiled her very good trying spherical with a double bogey on the closing gap however nonetheless shot 5-under 67 to be positioned tied Tenth after the primary spherical of the Maybank Championship golf match on Thursday.

From tied-second at one level she was tied-Tenth. Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura took the lead at 9-under 63.

There was a stoppage in play of over three hours and 45 minutes, however motion resumed later and the spherical was accomplished.

Aditi, beginning on the Tenth, bogeyed the twelfth however 5 birdies in subsequent six holes from thirteenth to the 18th noticed her flip in 4-under 32. She added additional birdies on first, third and fifth and was 7-under by 14 holes. Three pars and a closing double noticed her end at 67 and 4 behind the chief.

Play started beneath sunny skies and sizzling circumstances, however the climate turned cloudy and gray within the afternoon resulting in a major delay in play.

Solely 54 gamers accomplished their first spherical earlier than lighting within the space suspended the primary spherical. Eight teams and 32 gamers had been left to finish spherical one and so they did that after the stoppage.

Teeing off within the first group of the day, Thailand’s Suwannapura took the first-round lead effectively earlier than afternoon storms suspended play.

The 2-time LPGA Tour winner shot a brand new career-low rating of 63 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Nation Membership, recording seven birdies and an eagle in her 9-under bogey-free spherical.

It was a formidable feat for the 30-year-old, particularly since she was unable to get a full observe spherical earlier than the match started.


Shubham Jaglan opens with 1-over on robust day, lies ninth

Shubham Jaglan performed some good and sensible golf in fairly tough circumstances for a spherical of 1-over 72 and was positioned tied ninth after the primary spherical of the 14th Asia-Pacific Novice Championships on Thursday.

The difficult circumstances, which included rain, chill, and powerful winds, meant solely six gamers got here beneath par, two others shot par and 10 gamers together with Jaglan carded rounds of 1-over every.

Kazuma Kobori of New Zealand, who had the most effective particular person rating of 16-under finally week’s World Novice Workforce occasion in Abu Dhabi, shot 5-under after ranging from the ninth, the beginning tee on the again 9 of the composite course at Royal Melbourne.

Aside from Jaglan, the opposite six Indians had a tough day, although Yuvraj Singh, ranging from the ninth, went 4-over after simply six. He fought again with birdies on seventeenth and fourth however bogeyed fifth and eighth. He did birdie in between on the sixth and ended with 74 and was T-Twenty seventh.

Raghav Chugh and Krishnav Nikhil Chopra shot 6-over 77 every to be T-51, whereas 13-year-old Kartik Singh (78) was T-62, Shaurya Bhattacharya (83) was T-98 and Vedant Sirohi (85) was T-107.

Jaglan, 22, a collegiate golfer from College of South Florida, carrying India colors for the second time, dropped two bogeys within the final 4 holes and was one of many solely 4 gamers in High-18 to not get a birdie or an eagle on the seventeenth and the 18th.

Jaglan, realizing his driving has been considerably “off” determined to make use of the large membership simply thrice and relied extra on the 3-wood. He had one birdie on every half, and three bogeys on the structure designed by Allister Mackenzie, who has a robust reference to the Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership.

With combined emotions, he stated, “It was superior. I assumed I performed fairly strong all day. The climate was fairly humorous. I felt like each time I took my jacket off, it began raining once more.

“I assumed it was fairly difficult. The wind was there all day. I really feel like I tailored fairly good to that.” Australians Billy Dowling and Jasper Stubbs, who hit the opening shot of the Championship, shot 3-under, as did South Korea’s Hyun Uk Kim. The tall Chinese language Deng Wenyi shot 2-under and his teammate Ziqin Zhou carded 1-under.

Alexander Yang of Hong Kong and Harry Takis of Australia had been even par after which 10 gamers shot 1-over.

Kobori opened with a par on ninth after which ran 4 birdies in a row and added a fifth on seventeenth, his ninth gap after which parred the remaining 9.

Kobori, who turned 22 on Wednesday, is very skilled and is showing in his third Asia-Pacific Novice Championship with a better of T-24 in Thailand final 12 months.

This 12 months he has been in sensational type. Per week after topping the WATC particular person scores, he’s searching for to turn into New Zealand’s first winner.

Earlier in 2023, he received each the Western Novice within the US and the Australian Novice and recorded top-six finishes in each the New Zealand Open and New Zealand PGA Championship. He celebrated his twenty second birthday on Wednesday, a day earlier than the opening spherical at Royal Melbourne.

The Composite Course this week consists of 12 holes from the West Course and 6 holes from the East Course and the again 9 begins from the ninth.


Avani shoots second straight bogey-free 68, lies 2nd in World Novice golf

India’s Avani Prashanth fired a second straight bogey-free spherical of 4-under 68 to lie tied second after the second spherical of particular person part on the Ladies’s World Novice Workforce Championships (WWATC) golf match in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

Avani is now 8-under however two pictures behind Navaporn Soontreeyapas of Thailand, who shot an excellent 7-under 65 with eight birdies and one bogey.

Winner of the person honours on the Queen Sirikit Cup, Avani, who rose to 69th in World Novice golf rankings following a fifth place end within the Hero Ladies’s Indian Open, may transfer into top-50 if she tops the person part this week at WWATC.

Within the final two years Avani has been phenomenal. Her 39 begins have yielded 11 wins and 9 different top-10 finishes for a complete of 20 top-10 finishes.

Two of the wins have come in opposition to professionals, as soon as every in India and Europe. 5 of her 20 top-10s have been in professional occasions, two of them being full area Girls European Tour occasions in Kenya and India.

The opposite two Indians women in fray, Mannat Brar (72-74) at T-49 and Nishna Patel (75-80) at T-94, are manner down on the leaderboard.

With high two scores being counted for the crew title, India who had been fourth when play completed on the primary day, have now slipped to T-7. Thailand, Australia and Spain are tied for the primary place and Korea are fourth. United States and England are tied fifth with India, Germany and Canada at tied seventh spot.

Beginning late within the afternoon, Avani birdied Par-3 first, Par-5 eighth and Par-3s on twelfth and fifteenth but in addition missed just a few different probabilities.

“Coming again with no bogey for a second day in a row is one thing I’m more than happy about,” stated Avani, who’s tied with Korea’s Kyorim Web optimization (69-67).

Navaporn is the winner of the Singapore Open amateurs and was a member of the gold medal-winning Thai crew on the Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games in June this 12 months. Ranked 266th on this planet, Navaporn has been a shock this week, the place the sector consists of 14 of the world’s High-20.

They embrace world No. 1 beginner Ingrid Linblad of Sweden and No. 3 Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio of Spain. The opposite top-10 stars are Minsol Kim (KOR) at No. 4, Julia Lopez Ramirez (ESP) at No. 5, Anna Davis (USA) at No. 6, Helen Briem (GER) at No. 7, Lottie Woad (ENG) at No. 9 and Meja Ortengren (SWE) at No. 10.

Cayetana is mendacity fourth with rounds of 68-69 and Anna Davis (73-68), who received the 2022 Augusta Nationwide Ladies’s Novice and competed in seven LPGA Tour occasions final 12 months, together with three main championships, is T-10.

Minsol Kim (KOR) is T-Thirtieth and Lindblad, with 71-75, is manner down in T-Forty fifth place.


Abhinav Lohan and Jairaj Singh Sandhu share midway lead

Faridabad golfer Abhinav Lohan’s second spherical of four-under 68 propelled him into the joint lead together with Chandigarh’s Jairaj Singh Sandhu on the Rs 1 crore Haryana Open in Panchkula on Thursday.

Jairaj shot a three-under 69 on the Panchkula Golf Membership.

Abhinav (67-68) and left-hander Jairaj (66-69), the first-round chief, had been tied on the high with an identical totals of nine-under 135.

Akshay Sharma, one other Chandigarh golfer, continued his sizzling streak with a second straight 68 to be positioned third at eight-under 136.

Apart from Jairaj and Akshay, the opposite Tricity golfer within the high 10 is Angad Cheema who signed for the day’s greatest rating of 66 to be tied fourth at seven-under 137.

TATA Metal PGTI Rating chief Om Prakash Chouhan too shot a 66 to be positioned tied fourth.

The minimize went at even-par 144. Fifty-three professionals and two amateurs (out of three) made the minimize. Abhishek Kumar of Panchkula was one of many two amateurs to make the minimize.


Good end in Riyadh may take Diksha to high of LET Order of Benefit

India’s Diksha Dagar, who’s the captain of her crew, and Gaurika Bishnoi, who shall be taking part in her first occasion right here, are a part of a star-studded area on the Aramco Workforce Collection Riyadh golf match starting on Friday.

Diksha, whose crew consists of Celin Hebrin, Jana Melichova and beginner Samir Fostock of UAE, is mendacity second within the Race to Costa Del Sol standings.

With No. 1 Celine Boutier skipping the occasion, Diksha, who’s little over 78 factors behind, may go to the highest with an honest end this week.

Gaurika is within the crew with Allison Lee, Kim Metraux and beginner Chris Thomas.

That is the fifth and ultimate occasion of the 2023 sequence to be held on the Riyadh Golf Membership.

Amongst these vying for particular person and crew accolades is Lilia Vu. The American world No.2 has had a sensational season thus far, successful two Main championships with victories within the Chevron Championship and AIG Ladies’s Open.

Vu is hopeful of placing up a problem in Riyadh and is enthused by the chance to play alongside others.

One other one trying ahead to a win is England’s Georgia Corridor, the world No.18 who has skilled victory on this 12 months’s sequence at London’s Centurion Membership within the crew occasion.



Yuki and Julian Money in quarterfinals

Yuki Bhambri in partnership with Julian Money beat Anirudh Chandrasekar and Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-4, 6-2 within the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the €118,000 Challenger tennis match in Brest, France, on Thursday.

The outcomes:

€118,000 Challenger, Brest, France: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Yuki Bhambri & Julian Money (GBR) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-4, 6-2.

$80,000 ITF ladies, Tyler, USA: Singles (first spherical): Martha Matoula (Gre) bt Sahaja Yamalapalli 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Chieh-Yu Hsu (Tpe) & Sahaja Yamalapalli bt Lia Karatancheva (Bul) & Maria Kononova 1-6, 6-3, [10-6].

$15,000 ITF ladies, Monastir, Tunisia: Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Amelia Waligora (Bel) bt Jennifer Luikham 7-5, 6-2.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

TNTTA launches its State-level inter-club league, to start on October 29

The Tamil Nadu Desk Tennis Affiliation (TNTTA) formally introduced the launch of the TNTTA-VAVE State-level inter-club desk tennis league at a press convention right here on Thursday.

The league will begin on October 29 on the Montfort stadium in St. Thomas Mount and shall be held on weekends and public holidays at numerous venues in Chennai.

“The league has been conceived to provide gamers publicity to crew surroundings in a aggressive environment,” stated TNTTA Secretary Vidyasagar.

There shall be 5 classes – elite, open, sub-juniors, corporates, and social membership.

Every crew within the elite class, the top-most tier, will represent 5 gamers every from the boys’s, ladies’s, u-19 boys’ and women’, and u-15 boys’ or women’ age teams. Seven matches shall be performed in a tie – 5 singles for every age group, males’s doubles, and open doubles.

The elite class may have a most of 12 groups, open 24, sub-juniors 24, corporates 24, and social membership 12.

Round 72 groups comprising greater than 400 gamers are already registered for the league.

Some high gamers who will function within the elite class are Amalraj, Balamurugan, P.B. Abhinandh, Preyesh Suresh Raj, and Selena Deepthi.

The league carries a complete prize cash of ₹6 lakh. The elite champion, runner-up, and semifinalists will obtain prize cash of ₹1.5 lakh, ₹1 lakh, and ₹50,000 every.

Elite gamers shall be auctioned for the Desk Tennis Tremendous League (TTSL) that carries a complete prize cash of ₹14 lakh., a Singapore-based Desk Tennis promotion organisation, would be the league’s principal sponsor. The league matches shall be streamed dwell on YouTube.

-Workforce Sportstar

Manish, Madhwin rating upset wins enroute to quarters at ITF Davangere Open

On a day when 4 seeds bit the mud, Manish Sureshkumar and Madhwin Kamath of India created ripples with an upset victory every enroute to the quarterfinals of the ITF Davangere Open Males’s World Tennis Tour.

Within the pre-quarterfinal matches performed on the Davangere Tennis Affiliation Davangere courts right here on Thursday, 24-year-old Manish edged previous third seed Digvijay Pratap Singh in a detailed encounter 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) whereas qualifier Madhwin battled previous fourth seed Florent Bax of France 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4 in a match that lasted 3-hours and 13 minutes.

Within the different upsets of the day, Karan Singh confirmed sixth seed SD Prajwal Dev the door with a 6-1, 6-4 victory whereas in a minor upset, winner of the final leg Ramkumar Ramanathan brushed apart the problem of seventh seed Rishab Agarwal 6-0, 6-3.

-Workforce Sportstar


Pataudi Cup polo match: Achievers Purple beats Delta Basis

Matthew Perry scored seven targets as Achievers Purple beat Delta Basis 9-6 in a league match of the Bhopal Pataudi Cup polo match on the Military Equestrian Centre, Delhi Cantonment, on Thursday.

The outcomes:

Achievers Purple 9 (Matthew Perry 7, Shamsheer Ali 2) bt Delta Basis 6 (Angad Kalaan 3, Naveen Singh 2, Salim Azmi).

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Hansraj Prabhakar match: Oxford Faculty beats Bluebells Faculty

Aadil and Soham scored 47 factors between them to assist host Oxford Faculty to a 67-41 victory over Bluebells Faculty within the senior boys part of the thirty fourth Hansraj Prabhakar basketball match on the college courts in E-Block, Vikaspuri, on Thursday.

The outcomes:

Senior boys: Oxford Faculty 67 (Aadil 24, Soham 23) bt Bluebells Faculty 41 (Shasta 13, Yugansh 12).

Montfort Faculty 69 (Bhaskar 31 Shubham 13) bt Ball Bharati Faculty 50 (Vaibhav 14, Ranveer 14).

Shiv Nadar Faculty, Noida, 60 (Nikhil 24, Arhamar 12) bt Ball Bharati 41 (Daksh Rana 15, Sankalp 12).

Below-15 boys: Oxford Faculty 63 (Chaitanya Chaudhary 18, Nishant 16) bt Indira Superb 17.

Montfort Faculty 34 bt Fr. Agnel Faculty 14.

Bluebells Faculty 39 (Akshay Sharma 21) bt Trendy Faculty, Barakhamba Highway, 36 (Lavya Saini 11).

Below-16 women: Ball Bharati 40 bt Trendy Faculty, Barakhamba Highway, 26.

Shiv Nadar Faculty 18 bt Fr. Agnel Faculty 12.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Soham and Riana emerge U-15 champions in UTT Nationwide C’ship

Eighth seed Soham Mukherjee continued his wonderful type as he beat Rupam Sardar to win the Below-15 boys title within the second UTT Nationwide Rating Championships in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.

Riana Bhoota confirmed the talents of a left-hander in good measure within the Below-15 women ultimate to outsmart top-seed Avisha Karmakar 3-2 and carry the crown.

Soham’s 3-1 win within the all-Bengal ultimate got here straightforward and fast.

Rupam, who put up a semblance of a combat within the third recreation, squandered two recreation factors within the third, permitting Soham to go 2-1 up. The loss affected his rhythm a lot that he faltered within the subsequent, paving the way in which for Soham to emerge winner.

Within the women ultimate, Riana gave some torrid moments for Avisha, the title favorite. After the primary recreation loss, Riana sized up her opponent’s weak point and performed because the state of affairs demanded. She took a 2-1 lead however let slip the fourth recreation of her fingers as Avisha restored parity.

However within the decider, the left-hander was aggressive sufficient to tame the highest seed to complete the job in fashion.



Gursewak Singh hammered 14 targets to energy Spherical Glass Academy, Punjab, to a 21-1 victory over Authorities Greater Secondary Faculty, Potanar, Bastar, in a league match of the Kanwarji 51st Nehru junior hockey match on the Shivaji Stadium right here on Thursday.

The outcomes (league):

Sukhjeevan Sports activities Academy, Agra, 5 (Divyanshu Sharma 2, Shivam Patel 2, Anshu Pandey) bt Punjab Institute of Sports activities, Mohali, 1 (Gurkirat Singh).

Spherical Glass Academy, Punjab, 21 (Gursewak Singh 14, Jarman Singh 3, Inderjit Singh, Jasmeet Singh, Arshdip Singh, Sunny) bt Authorities HSS, Potanar, Bastar, 1 (Pratap Lakra).

Directorate Normal, NCC Blue, 4 (Govind 2, Naitik Rana, Gurpreet Singh) bt SD SSSS, Narwana, Jind, 1 (Nitin Dhillon).

Authorities HS, Kawnpui, Mizoram, 7 (R Lalruatsanga 2, Lalramhlua Kawlni, Vanlal Chenpuia, Malsawmkima Varte, Lalruatsanga Ralte, Lalhlimpuia) bt Anwar Academy, Partapgarh, 3 (Mohd. Ahad 2, Ankit Pal).


HCL Worldwide championship- Asian Video games medallist Jaggy Shivdasani, shall be in motion

A few of the greatest gamers on this planet like Zia Mahmood of USA, Boye Brogeland of Norway, Mikael Rimstedt of Sweden and the oldest Indian medallist within the current Asian Video games in Hangzhou, the 65-year-old Jaggy Shivdasani, shall be in motion within the twentieth HCL worldwide bridge championship to be staged on the Leela Atmosphere right here from October 31 to November 6.

The championship will provide a complete prize purse of Rs.2.6 crore.

About 800 gamers in 140 groups are anticipated to compete from USA, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Indonesia, Thailand, Kenya, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and host India.

“This championship is not only a contest, it’s a celebration of the boundless energy of the human thoughts. It’s a platform that elevates the game, putting it on the worldwide map”, stated Kiran Nadar, an internationally acclaimed participant who has been instrumental within the growth of the sport, particularly by the HCL championship, over time..

The championship may have 4 predominant occasions. The Workforce of 4 gold, the Workforce of 4 silver, together with Open Pairs and IMP Pairs occasions. To mark the 20 years of the championship, there shall be a ProAm occasion on the final day, with amateurs taking part together with professionals.

-Kamesh Srinivasan



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