WPGT: Sneha Singh takes 2-shot lead
Sneha Singh produced three birdies in a span of four holes on the back nine of the East Point Golf Club to take a two-shot lead at the end of the opening round of the fourth Leg of Women’s Pro Golf Tour here on Wednesday.
A winner of the second leg this season, Sneha shot two-under 70 at the par-72 course and was the only player to score under par.
Her arch-rival Hitaashee Bakshi, who also has a win this season, was tied for second with Khushi Khanijau. Hitaashee and Khushi carded 72 each.
Ridhima Dilawari was the sole fourth at 74 despite a disappointing run of three bogeys in a row on the front nine.
Amateur Zara Anand, making a rare appearance in a pro event, performed well with two-over 74 and was tied for fifth alongside Ananya Garg and Jasmine Shekar.
Sneha had as many as five birdies, the most on the first day. She opened with a birdie before dropping a shot on the second. She birdied ninth to turn in 1-under.
On the back nine, after a bogey on the 10th, which brought her to even par, Sneha picked three quick birdies on 11th, 13th and 14th. A late bogey saw her finish at 70.
Hitaashee, who now leads the Order of Merit, had two birdies against two bogeys, while Khushi had a birdie and no bogeys in the first 14 holes. Then, she dropped shots on the 15th and 17th but birdied the 18th to ensure a par round.
Trimann Saluja (75) was eighth. Seher Atwal, Yaalisai Verma and Rhea Jha were tied ninth at 76 each.
BIkramjeet Chawla beat top seed Atharva Sharma in the men’s quarterfinals of the Rs.200,000 AITA ranking tennis tournament at the CLTA Complex on Wednesday. Bikramjeet led 6-3, 3-2 when Atharva retired.
The results (quarterfinals)
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Olympic quota winner Rajeshwari Kumari shot 113 and missed making the women’s trap final by one point in the shotgun World Cup in Rabat, Morocco, on Wednesday.
Bhavya Tripathi (109) and Manisha Keer (106) placed 19th and 24th respectively.
In men’s trap, Bhowneesh Mendiratta and Zoravar Sandhu shot identical score of 118 for the 17th and 23rd spots respectively. Prithviraj Tondaiman shot 111 for the 67th place.
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The ad-hoc committee running the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Wednesday decided to postpone the National under-15 and under-20 championships, scheduled at Gwalior from February 11 to 17, to allow the state units more time to get ready for the event.
Following requests from some state associations to reschedule the event, the panel took the decision. “They have urged that in such a short duration, they are unable to send the teams as trials for the same have not been conducted till date. Also, they are facing problems in necessary arrangements like travelling (and arranging) playing kit,” said the committee in a statement.
The new dates will be decided later.
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