Bhullar opens with superb 66 to be top Indian in Taiwan
India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar opened his campaign at the Yeangder TPC golf with three birdies on the first three holes and ended with four more birdies against one bogey for a solid 6-under 66 in the first round here on Thursday.
Bhullar is a part winner here, having tasted success in 2012. His 66 saw him tied with seven others in eighth position.
Thailand’s Natipong Srithong posted a classy bogey-free nine-under-par 63 to take the lead.
Another Indian, Karandeep Kochhar, had a great start with 5-under 67 to be tied 16th, while S Chikkarangappa and Veer Ahlawat with 68 each were tied 31st in the low scoring first round. Preferred lies were played on an extremely hot but calm day.
Khalin Joshi and Yuvraj Sandhu shot 69 each to be T-49, as Rashid Khan and Ajeetesh Sandhu were T-60 and on the cutline. Kartik Sharma (71) was T-75, Honey Baisoya (72) was T-93, Jeev Milkha Singh and Rahil Gangjee with 73 each were T-110 and Viraj Madappa (74) was T-126.
Bhullar, starting on the 10th opened with three birdies in a row and then followed that with six pars to turn in 3-under. He had birdies on first, third, fourth and eighth and a bogey on sixth on his second nine for 66.
500 shooters to take part in Gayatri Devi Goenka shooting championship
The Gayatri Devi Goenka shooting championship, featuring about 500 shooters from across the country, will be staged at the GD Goenka shooting range in Gurugram from September 26 to 29.
The shooting range, inaugurated by Olympic Champion Abhinav Bindra last year, features 25 lanes with electronic targets.
“I congratulate GD Goenka University for the facilities they have built and the emphasis they are putting on sports in all their educational institutions. I am sure the students will win lots of tournaments. But the bigger thing they will do is imbibe the values that sports teaches us”, said Abhinav Bindra.
“The shooting championship is not just a competition. It is a celebration of the spirit of sportsmanship, camaraderie and dedication. We are proud to provide a platform for the country’s shooters to shine. We believe that this championship will inspire a new generation of shooting enthusiasts”, said Nupun Goenka, Managing Director of GD Goenka group.
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Ashton Eaton to be brand ambassador for Vedanta Delhi Half marathon
Two-time Olympic champion and World Champion, decathlete Ashton Eaton will be the brand ambassador for the Vedanta Delhi Half marathon next month.
“I know from experience that running has the ability to inspire. I am excited to support the Vedanta Delhi Half marathon. For almost two decades, this incredible event has seen the support of great athletes and has brought people together for health and community”, Eaton was quoted in a release.
“We are very excited to have one of the greatest athletes of all time in our midst for the event. His presence will certainly motivate all our runners and we couldn’t have asked for a better ambassador”, said Vivek Singh, Joint Managing Director of Procam International that hosts the event.
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7th National T20 cricket tournament for deaf to be held in Bhubaneswar
The Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA) 7th National T20 cricket tournament for deaf will be held in Bhubaneswar from September 25 to October 1.
Altogether 19 teams will participate in the tournament.
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Teja Tirunelveli in ITF women’s tennis quarterfinals
Teja Tirunelveli battled past second seed Lucia Domingo of Spain 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the $15,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Monastir, Tunisia, on Thursday.
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Subroto Cup Junior Girls: Defending champions St Patrick HS record second straight win
Defending champion St Patrick’s High School (Jharkhand) was among several teams who recorded second straight wins in their group stage matches of the Subroto Cup Junior Girls (U 17) Inter School International football tournament, here on Thursday.
St Patricks HS beat Tapovan Sanskar Kendra, DLSS (Bharuch) 9-1 in a Group A match, whereas Govt VHSS (Kannur) beat Air Force Bal Bharti School (New Delhi) 6-0.
The contest on Friday between teams from Kerala and Jharkhand will decide the group winners, who will make the quarterfinals.
Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishthan (BKSP) won 10-0 against Fountainhead School (Surat) in Group B.
In Group C, GSSS Alakhpura (Bhiwani) beat Hatimari High School, Malda, West Bengal 4-0.
In the Group D, Lohit Dikrong HSS (Lakhimpur) beat Pinegrove School (Solan) 4-1 and Govt Secondary School (Arunachal Pradesh) beat DNRM GGHSS, (Poonch) 11-0.
In a Group E, Tripura Sports School beat Vasant Valley School (New Delhi) 5-0 and Govt Bethlehem Vengthlang Middle School-2 (Mizoram) beat Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, (Pithoragarh, Uttarakahand) 8-0.
Rajendra Kusht Sewashram Balika Uchh Vidyalay Sah Inter College (Bihar) beat Coast Guard Public School (Nani Daman) 9-0 in a Group H match.
Sixteen group stage matches will be played on Friday at various venues in the national capital and NCR.
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