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September 5, Indian sports activities information wrap: Lahiri finishes second on LIV debut

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GOLF

Lahiri finishes second on LIV debut

High Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri made a memorable debut on the LIV Golf Tour by ending second after a three-way play-off within the Boston Invitational right here.

Lahiri made a giant sprint within the closing levels and went into the play-off alongside eventual winner Dustin Johnson and Joaquin Niemann.

It was additionally one of many largest paydays for Lahiri who gained USD 1,182,400 and an extra USD 375,000 as his share from the second place within the staff occasion.

Johnson earned USD 4 million for the person win and an extra USD 750,000 for his quarter share of the USD 3 million staff prize.

It was Johnson’s first win within the insurgent collection however his staff 4Aces gained the staff competitors for the third time in a row.

Johnson holed a 60-foot eagle putt on the primary play-off gap to beat Lahiri and Niemann, two of the six gamers making their debuts this week. All three gamers completed regulation at 15 underneath.

The play-off was the primary in both the person or staff competitors on this inaugural season.

Johnson’s final-round 5-under 65 was one in every of three counting scores for 4 Aces GC to associate with Patrick Reed’s 66 and Talor Gooch’s 69.

Lahiri, taking part in for Crushers GC, shot a 6-under 64. Lahiri had an opportunity to achieve 16 underneath with a superb second shot into the par-5 18th gap, however his eagle putt lipped out.

Two others fell simply quick in making the playoff. Lee Westwood shot the bottom spherical in any of the primary 4 occasions with an 8-under 62 however bogeyed two of his final three holes and completed at 14 underneath. Smith shot 64 but additionally suffered a late bogey.

The whole staff prize cash for every occasion is USD 5 million, with the successful staff dividing USD 3 million, second place dividing USD 1.5 million and third place dividing USD 500,000. 

-PTI

Shubhankar ends run of missed cuts to complete T-52 in Denmark

Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma shot a 2-under 69 within the ultimate spherical to complete a modest T-52 on the Made in HimmerLand match on the European Tour.

The 26-year-old, who had rounds of 68,70,71 on the primary three days, completed with a complete of 6-under for the week however the silver lining was that it ended his run of 5 missed cuts.

Indian American Aman Gupta shot 71 and completed 2-under for the week in T-66 place.

England’s Oliver Wilson claimed an emotional second DP World Tour victory with a surprising show down the stretch to beat Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson by a single stroke.

It was a dramatic finale and Wilson offered the fireworks, which started with a monster birdie putt on the thirteenth, earlier than his chip on the 14th horse-shoed across the cup to only miss out on a second successive birdie.

The previous Ryder Cup participant continued to entertain the crowds with an outstanding birdie on the sixteenth – one in every of simply six birdies all day on the quick par three often known as HimmerLand Hill. He then drained a 65-foot birdie putt on the seventeenth to edge right into a one-shot lead over Ferguson, who moments earlier than had signed for a 66 to submit a 20 underneath whole.

A testing tee shot awaited Wilson on the 18th however he smashed it down the center, earlier than a nerveless strategy left him 20 toes for a two-putt par, a 4 underneath 67 and a 21-under successful whole.

That earned the 41-year-old a primary DP World Tour title for the reason that 2014 Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship, transferring him to twenty eighth within the DP World Tour Rankings, and incomes him a spot in subsequent week’s BMW PGA Championship, the fourth Rolex Collection occasion of the 2022 season.

-PTI

In-form Hitaashee prepared for one more battle in Hero WPGT

The gifted Hitaashee Bakshi will look to hold her high-quality kind into the twelfth leg of the Hero Girls’s Professional Golf Tour which tees off on the Hyderabad Golf Affiliation course right here on Tuesday.

Hitaashee, who gained her third title of the season edging previous Order of Benefit chief Pranavi Urs and native woman Sneha Singh in the identical metropolis final week, will tee off within the first 2-ball alongside Khushi Khanijau within the Rs 9 lakh occasion.

Lots of the prime Indian stars proceed to play on the Girls European Tour.

As many as six of India’s main stars are in Europe, led by Diksha Dagar, Tvesa Malik, Vani Kapoor, Amandeep Drall, Ridhima Dilawari and Neha Tripathi.

That the native Hero WPGT has schooled lots of the kids who at the moment are taking part in on the a lot larger stage is a positive signal of the expansion of girls’s skilled golf in India.

With India resulting from host the Girls European Tour’s Qualifying Stage 1 occasion quickly, there shall be many extra women who will attempt to soar to a better platform, leaving the home area for children to come back in and fill.

This week too, Hitaashee, Pranavi and Sneha are more likely to be engaged within the battle for honours.

In addition to them, Hitaashee’s sister Jahanvi, who’s hungry for a title, as additionally Seher Atwal, Gauri Karhade, Shweta Mansingh and Suchitra Ramesh, who performed in a couple of occasions in Europe on the Girls European Tour’s Entry Collection, are sturdy contenders. 

-PTI

PGTI: Jammu now a part of home {golfing} map

Home golf travels to a brand new vacation spot this week with the second version of Rs. 40-lakh J&Okay Open golf match set to tee-off on the picturesque Jammu Tawi golf course in Jammu, from September 7-10.

A few of the main golfers like Olympian Udayan Mane, Rashid Khan, Khalin Joshi, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, defending champion Honey Baisoya, in-form Manu Gandas, Karandeep Kochar together with Sri Lankan regulars Mithun Perera, N. Thangaraja and Bangladesh’s Jamal Hosain are a part of a robust subject.

The 6600-metre course is positioned alongside the Nationwide Freeway 1A that connects Jammu and Srinagar. The course has 5 water-bodies and a water channel that stretches to 3200 meters. The brand new course is ready to current a problem like no different in home competitions.

The earlier version was held in Srinagar’s Royal Springs course, probably the most lovely programs within the nation.

-Rakesh Rao

TENNIS

Tanushree, Suraj by to second spherical in AITA tennis match

Tanushrei Pandey battled previous sixth seed Sachi Sharma 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3 within the first spherical of the Rs.100,000 AITA ladies’s tennis match on the Joygaon Academy on Monday.

In one other match, qualifier Rchita Talwar breezed previous fifth seed Lakshmi Gowda 6-4, 6-2.

The outcomes (first spherical): Kashish Bhatia bt Jostna Jayprakash 6-2, 6-0; Bhumika Rohilla bt Rithika Rajasekhar 6-3, 6-3; Shireen Ahamed bt Kriti Tomar 4-3 (conceded); Kavya Khirwar bt Kanupriya Rajawat 6-3, 6-4; Sahira Singh bt Gurleen Singh 6-2, 3-1 (retired); Gnana Ashwitha Boyanapalli bt Shilpi Swarupa Das 6-2, 6-2; Abhilasha bt Mehar Kohli
6-2, 6-2; Riya Uboveja bt Shefali Arora 7-5, 6-1; Tanushri Pandey bt Sachi Sharma 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3; Shimreen Ahamed bt KanikaRapria 6-0, 6-0; Ananya Dhankhar bt Jjasmine Rawat 6-2, 6-1; Hitakamya Singh Narwal bt Ritu Rai 6-2, 6-1; Rachita Talwar bt Lakshmi Gowda 6-4, 6-2; Sanjami Arora bt Radhika Yadav 6-1, 6-4; Riya Sachdeva bt Sharanya Shetty 6-1, 6-1; Vanshika Choudhary bt Divya Bhardwaj 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

Suraj Prabodh beat fifth seed Udit Kamboj 7-5, 6-3 within the first spherical of the Verka Rs.100,000 AITA males’s tennis match on the CLTA Complicated on Monday.

In one other match, Ayush Gurnani beat Vivek Kumar 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.

The outcomes (first spherical): Ishaque Eqbal bt Aditya Nandal 6-0, 6-2; Amit Bzad bt Ankit Rao 6-2, 6-4; Dhananjay Singh bt Ojus Dabas 7-5, 6-2; Chandril Sood bt Yogee Panwar 6-2, 6-0; Neeraj Yashpaul bt Rohan Mittal 6-3, 6-3; Shubham Malhotra bt Rajeshwar Reddy Patlolla 6-4, 6-0; Anuj Malik bt Aryan Thakur 6-4, 6-3; Maan Kesarwani bt Gajender Singh 6-4, 6-4; Suraj Prabodh bt Udit Kamboj 7-5, 6-3; Shivank Bhatnagar bt Sarthak Gulati 6-0, 6-3; Parth Aggarwal bt Rhythm Malhotra 6-2, 6-1; Sarthak Suden bt Ricky Chaudhary 6-4, 6-4; KS Siddharth Arya bt Nitin Jaipal Siingh 6-4, 7-5; Ayush Gurnani bt Vivek Kumar 3-6, 7-5, 7-5; Lakshit Sood bt Mohit Bhardwaj 6-3, 6-3; Dalwinder Singh bt Hemant Kumar 6-2, 6-0.

Bhumika Dahiya wins a double crown at AITA Championship

Bhumika Dahiya of the Nationwide Stadium Tennis Centre gained a double crown within the women under-18 part within the AITA Championship collection junior tennis match organised by the Pradhan Tennis Academy.

Bhumika beat Sylvie Pal 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 within the singles ultimate. She partnered Agnimitra Bhattacharya to beat Danvi Kale and Jaini Patel 2-6, 6-2, [10-5], within the doubles ultimate.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

BADMINTON

AP dethrones Telangana, enters ultimate of South Zone inter-State championships

After successful the lads’s and girls’s singles comfortably, Andhra Pradesh was compelled to slog within the doubles earlier than coming into the senior combined staff ultimate of the Yonex Dawn South Zone inter-State badminton championships on the St. Peter’s Sports activities Academy right here on Monday evening.

Andhra Pradesh upset defending champion Telangana 3-1 within the semifinal with its Rashmitha Donepudi and Surya Charishma sustaining their cool underneath stress within the ladies’s doubles – the fourth tie of the collection – for the victory.

Outcomes

Semifinals

Andhra Pradesh bt Telangana 3-1 (D. Sarath bt Okay. Tarun Reddy 22-20, 21-14; Surya Charishma Tamiri bt Prashansa Bonam 21-11, 21-12; D. Chandra Kumar & Varaprasad Kanakala misplaced to Manish Kumar & M. Tharun 21-16, 17-21, 20-22; Rashmitha Donepudi & Surya Charishma bt Okay. Bhargavi & Okay. Vaishnavi 24-22, 21-17).

Quarterfinals

Andhra Pradesh bt Puducherry 3-0 (Sai Charan Koya bt S. Naveen 21-11, 21-13; Surya Charishma bt C. Sujitha 21-12, 21-6; D. Chandra Kumar & Varaprasad Kanakala bt V. Harish Ragavendiran & P.Okay. Mithilesh 18-21, 21-15, 21-16).

Karnataka bt Kerala 3-1 (D. Saneeth bt Jacob Thomas 23-21, 21-18; Rujula Ramu bt Andrea Sarah Kurien 21-17, 21-18; H.V. Nithin & Vaibhaav misplaced to P.S. Ravikrishna & Sankarprasad Udayakumar 20-22, 9-21; Apeksha Nayak & Ramya Venkatesh bt Archana Varghese & Diya Arun 19-21, 21-14, 21-13).

Tamil Nadu bt Andaman & Nicobar 3-0 (Okay. Sathish Kumar bt Adarsh B. Gautam 21-9, 21-4; Rakshitha Sree bt A. Anitha 21-4, 21-15; Hariharan Amsakarunan & R. Ruban Kumar bt M. Anshad & Suraj Timmala 21-7, 21-7).

JUNIORS

Quarterfinals

Andhra Pradesh bt Puducherry 3-0 (T. Harshan bt S. Hemachandran 21-12, 21-14; Surya Charishma Tamiri bt D. R. Akshitha 16-21, 22-20, 21-10; Bhargav Ram Arigela & Viswa Tej Gobburu bt V. Rishi/R. Surya 21-17, 21-19).

Tamil Nadu bt Kerala 3-1 (S. Sankar Muthusamy bt Bharath Latheesh 21-18, 15-21, 21-14; S. Rakshitha Sree bt S. Megha 21-4, 21-12; Dev Ayyappan & Dhiren Ayyappan misplaced to C.H. Chandrajith & V. Robens Roney 18-21, 21-17, 15-21; Shreya Balaji & N. Srinidhi bt C.H. Keerthika & Nayana Oasis 21-7, 21-17).

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