Suchitra Ramesh completes T-45 in the Trust Golf Links Series in Scotland
Suchitra Ramesh finished the week with 79 runs in the Trust Golf Links Series on Sunday and finished T-45.
Thailand’s Arpichaya Yubol put up a brilliant performance on the final day to win the competition by five shots. Yubol fired a round of five-under 67 and finished with a ten-under par total. With a win this week and a runner-up at Ramside Hall last week, the Thai golfer has secured one of two invitational spots at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open, which is scheduled from July 28-31.
In the tie for second place at five-under were Dutch golfer Lauren Holmy – final round of two-under 70 – and Germany’s Patricia Isabel Schmidt (one-under 71).
Thailand’s Chaneti Vannassen finished fourth after shooting 3-under 69.
Tata Steel PGTI announces event calendar for the second half of the 2022 season
The second half of the Tata Steel PGTI season will resume on August 17 as the organizers announced a lineup of 14 events with prize money of over ₹11 crore. The schedule includes three new shows: Kapil Dev-Grant Thornton Invitational, SSP Chaurasia Invitational, and Vootie Masters, all with a prize money of ₹1 crore.
The Tata Steel Tour Championship at the end of the season will have a record prize money of ₹3 crore, which is a 100 percent increase this year. Featuring the top 60 in the Order of Merit along with a few invitees, the event will be held at Jamshedpur’s Golmuri and Beldih Golf Courses from December 15 to 18.
The prize money of over ₹11 crore for the second half will take the total prize money of this season to over ₹18 crore.
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The first half of the season consisted of eight events followed by a mid-season break.
The action will resume with the Tata Steel PGTI Players Championship 2022 which will be played at Coimbatore Golf Club from August 17 to 20.
“PGTI will witness non-stop golfing action from August to December, with three new events coming up as a major impetus for Indian professional golf,” said Uttam Singh Mundi, CEO, PGTI.
“We are also delighted to expand our footprint across the country with three new locations,” Mundi said.
Vaani Kapoor finished second, while Dagar finished fifth in the Netherlands
Vaani Kapoor and Diksha Dagar are in second and fifth place respectively ahead of the final round. , photo credit: GETTY IMAGES
After the third round of the Big Green Egg Open in the Netherlands, Vaani Kapoor drew a 1 under 71 to cut her T2 lead one shot away.
As three-time Majors champion Anna Nordquist moved to 7-under, Kapur was 6-under and was second with Austria’s Sarah Schöber (73) after 54 holes at Rosendales Golf Club. Birdies on the fourth and 10th holes gave Kapoor the lead on day one, while a shot dropped on the 15th hole saw him fall into the tie for the second time.
A missed birdie putt at 18 summed up Kapoor’s day at the greens, but she is excited to play in the final group at the Ladies European Tour event for the first time.
“I did well but they didn’t go into the hole, but I’m hoping for a better day tomorrow,” Kapoor said.
Diksha Dagar, the other Indian in contention for the podium places, scored 73, which included a rough patch with three bogeys in four holes from eighth to 11th. She slipped to T5, but is only three behind the lead and two behind Kapoor.
Meanwhile, Mandeep Dral (74) in T-30 and Ridhima Dilawari (77) slipped to 63rd position.
Aditi-Pajari ranked 24th in the Great Lakes Invitational
Aditi Ashok and Pajari Annarukaran’s Indo-Thai par finished T-24 despite a 7-under final round at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, USA on Saturday.
In an event where Aditi and Pajari finished third a year ago, they scored 72-62-69 in three rounds.
Individually, Aditi had a good run and ended the last four holes with five birdies, three of them. She will now take this form to Europe, which has two majors – the Evian Championships and the Scottish Open along with the AIG Women’s Open – over the next three weeks.
Aditi has been confirmed for the Evian and Scottish Open events.
Jennifer Kupcho and Lizzette Salas won the closing ceremony with 9-under 61 in best ball game for a five-stroke victory in the LPGA Tour’s singles team event.
The US finished 26-under 254 at Solheim Cup Partners Midland Country Club. Kupcho won this year and for the third time in his career, while Salas won his second Tour title.
Matilda Castran and Kelly Tan were second behind 62 as Stacy Lewis and Maria Fassi scored 59 to finish third at 20-under. Cheyenne Knight and Elizabeth Szokol made 61 and Kang 62 under Chan to match Tiffany Chan and Heji Kang on 19.
Annika Sorenstam and Madeleine Sagström, 51, tied for a first-round lead, finishing 11th on 28th, closing with 66.
The tournament ends on Saturday so players can head to France for their fourth major of the year at the Evian Championship, which will begin the European part of the LPGA Tour schedule.
Prarthana loses in Latvia
Prarthana Thombre along with Emily Appleton defeated Dalila Jakupovic and Ivana Jorovich 6-4, 6-3 in the doubles final of the $60,000 ITF Women’s Tennis Tournament in Latvia.
In the $15,000 ITF men’s event in Tunisia, Sai Karthik Reddy Ganta and Manish Sureshkumar defeated compatriots Rithvik Choudhary Bollipalli and Niki Poonacha 10-8 in a super tie-break to win the doubles title.
$60,000 ITF Women’s, Liepaja, Latvia Doubles (Finals): Dalila Jakupovic (SLOW) and Ivana Jorovic (SRB) bt Emily Appleton (GBR) and Prarthana Thombare 6-4, 6-3; Semifinals: Emily and Prarthana bt Nefisa Berberovich (BIH) and Martina Colmagna (ITA) 6-3, 6-4; Quarterfinals: Emily & Pray bt Jing-Jing Lu & Yu Yuan (CHN) 4-6, 6-2, [10-6], Pre-quarterfinals: Emily and Praying bt Anita Laboutkova (Cze) and Marine Partaud (Fra) 6-4, 7-5.
$15,000 ITF Men’s, Monastir, Tunisia Doubles (Finals): Sai Karthik Reddy Ganta and Manish Sureshkumar bt Rithvik Choudhary Bolipally and Nikki Poonacha 3-6, 6-3, [10-8],
Haryana’s Daulatabad Stadium to host Special Olympics events
The Haryana government on Sunday announced that Daulatabad Stadium in Gurugram will host Special Olympics India events for the next 20 years.
Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, has been operating in India since 1987.
The organization is also present in 172 countries and provides year-round training to over five million athletes.
The Haryana government said that the Daulatabad stadium would be used for regular training.
The stadium will feature 10 indoor and outdoor sports including football, tennis, badminton, skating and judo.
Nithya won gold, Bhagat won silver medal in Para Badminton International of 4 countries
India’s Nitya Sere Sumati Sivan won the women’s singles SH6 category at the 4 Nations Para Badminton International in Dublin, Ireland on Sunday, while world number one Pramod Bhagat finished runner-up in the men’s singles SL3.
In the final of 32 minutes, Nithya defeated Rachel Chong of England 21-14, 18-21, 21-7, while Bhagat lost 17-21, 9-21 to Daniel Bethel of England in the final.
“I am disappointed with my performance, I tried my best but could not execute. Daniel was playing very well. This defeat will motivate me to do better in the upcoming tournaments.
The mixed doubles pair of Chirag Baretha and Mandeep Kaur also won the silver medal after losing 14-21, 18-21 to Lucas Mazur and Faustin Noel of France in the final of the SL3-SU5 classification.
India crashed out of FIBA Asia Cup after losing to Lebanon
The Indian men’s basketball team suffered a massive defeat against Lebanon for their third successive contest to end their campaign in the FIBA Asia Cup with a disappointing performance here on Sunday.
India lost their final Group D match 63–104 at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.
Winless India finished last in the group of four teams. The top team from each group advances to the quarter-finals, while the second and third placed teams will advance to the playoffs.
India had earlier lost 47-100 against New Zealand and 59-101 at the hands of the Philippines.
India’s best performance in the FIBA Asia Cup was the fourth place in the 1975 edition.
Zouhair Saghair Ranking Series: Antim wins women’s 53kg gold medal
Nineteen-year-old Antim made three upsets to claim the women’s 53kg gold medal on her senior international debut at the Zouhair Saghair Ranking Series wrestling tournament in Tunis, Tunisia.
World No. 1 Sarita Mor (59kg) won all her three round-robin matches against Germany’s Elena Brugger (6-0), Canada’s Diana Weiker (10-0) and Tunisia’s Sivar Busetta (14-4). Second consecutive ranking series gold medal.
Antim, who took last week’s Asian Under-20 Championships gold and previously won World Under-17 bronze and Asian Under-23 silver, won five matches – including United States Pan-Am champion Dominic Parrish (11- 0) includes his victory. ), Ecuadorian Olympian Luisa Valverde (4-2) and 55kg Pan-Am champion Canada’s Carla Gonzalez (4-2) in the final.
Bipasha (72kg) took silver while Manisha (65kg) took bronze.
Deepak Nehra (97kg) also won the men’s freestyle bronze.
At least three Indian men’s freestyle wrestlers, including Udit (57kg), Sujit (65kg) and Sagar Jaglan (75kg), were in the race for gold on Sunday.
Madhavan sets new meet record in 1500m freestyle
Maharashtra’s Vedant Madhavan rewrote the national record in the 1500m freestyle event for Group I boys at the ongoing Junior National Aquatic Championships here on Sunday.
Leading the pack with good pace and efficient strokes, actor R Madhavan’s son, Vedant clocked 16:01.73 to erase his state mate Advaita Page’s 2017 record of 16:06.43 seconds.
Vedanta defeated Karnataka’s Amogh Anand Venkatesh (16:21.98 sec) and Bengal’s Shubhajit Gupta (16:34.06), who won silver and bronze medals respectively.
In the 400m freestyle for Group II girls, Karnataka’s Harshika Ramachandra set a new meet record with a timing of 4:29.25 seconds, while Rujula S of the state settled for the silver with a timing of 4:39.53sec. .
Harshika set another meet record in the 200m butterfly event. She won the gold medal beating Apeksha Fernandes’s three-year-old mark of 2:23.67.
Harshika clocked 2:23.20 to finish ahead of Tanishi Gupta of Karnataka who clocked 2:28.54 and Mokshita Adanki of Telangana.
Another record was set in the 50m breast stroke event for the girls’ Group I, as Fernandes continued to shine by winning her second gold medal than Maharashtra.
She clocked 33.49 s to win the gold medal in 35.91 s, ahead of her state’s Zara Jabbar.
At the end of the second day, Karnataka led the medal tally with a total of 31 medals, followed by Maharashtra at 17 and Telangana at 8.