Indian Sports News, 7 February

GOLF

WPGT: Sneha Singh leads by 2 shots

Sneha Singh birdied three in a span of four holes on the back nine at East Point Golf Club to take a two-shot lead at the end of the opening round of the fourth round of the Women's Pro Golf Tour on Wednesday.

This season's second leg winner, Sneha shot a 2-under 70 on the par 72 course and was the only player to score under par.

Her arch-rival Hitaashee Bakshi, who also won this season, was runner-up with Khushi Khanijau. Hitaashee and Khushi carded 72 each.

Ridhima Dilawari was sole fourth with 74 despite the disappointment of three bogeys in a row on the front nine.

Amateur Zara Anand, making a rare appearance at a professional event, did well with a two-over 74 to tie for fifth alongside Ananya Garg and Jasmine Shekar.

Sneha had up to five birdies, the most on the first day. She opened with a birdie and then dropped the second shot. She birdied the ninth and converted for 1 – under.

On the second nine, after a bogey on the 10th, which brought her to even par, Sneha made three quick birdies on the 11th, 13th and 14th. A late bogey finished at 70.

Hitaashee, who now leads the Order of Merit, had two birdies against two bogeys, while Khushi had birdies and no bogeys in the first 14 holes. She then dropped shots on the 15th and 17th, but birdied the 18th to make par.

Trimann Saluja (75) was eighth. Seher Atwal, Yaalisai Verma and Rhea Jha were tied for ninth with 76.

– PTI

TENNIS

BIkramjeet Chawla defeated top seed Atharva Sharma in the men's quarterfinals of the AITA Rs 200,000 ranking tennis tournament at the CLTA complex on Wednesday. Bikramjeet was leading 6-3, 3-2 when Atharva retired.

Results (Quarterfinals)

Men: Bikramjeet Chawla bt Atharva Sharma 6-3, 3-2 (admitted); Paramveer Bajwa bt Rakshat Tarun 6-2, 6-1; Aditya Mor bt Bhicky Sagolshem 6-3, 7-5; Arjun Rathi bt Dalwinder Singh 7-6(5), 1-1 (conceded).

Women: Anjali Rathi bt Ritu Rai 7-5, 6-1; Mahika Khanna bt Ruma Gaikaiwari 7-6(2), 6-3; Ishwari Matere bt Saily Thakkar 6-3, 2-6, 6-2; Sahira Singh bt Snigdha Ruhil 6-2, 6-1.

– Team Sportsstar

SHOOTING

Olympic quota champion Rajeshwari Kumari shot 113 to miss the women's trap final by one point at the Shotgun World Cup in Rabat, Morocco on Wednesday.

Bhavya Tripathi (109) and Manisha Keer (106) were ranked 19th and 24th respectively.

In the men's trap, Bhowneesh Mendiratta and Zoravar Sandhu scored identical scores of 118 at 17th and 23rd respectively. Prithviraj Tondaiman scored 111 points for 67th place.

– Team Sportsstar

WRESTLING

An ad-hoc committee that governs the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Wednesday decided to postpone the under-15 and under-20 national championships scheduled for Gwalior from February 11 to 17 to give the state squads more time to prepare. event.

Based on requests from some state associations, the jury decided to postpone the event. “They insisted that they are unable to send teams at such short notice as no trials have been conducted so far. They are also facing problems in necessary arrangements like travel (and arrangement) of the playing kit,” the committee said in a statement.

The new dates will be decided later.

– Team Sportsstar

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