Here are all the major updates and results from Indian sports:
Modest start for Diksha Dagar in Hong Kong
In Indian Sports, a golfer Diksha Dagar had a modest start with a round of two-over 75 to lie Tied 43rd at the Aramco Series Hong Kong here on Friday. Diksha, currently fourth on the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit, had two birdies against two bogeys and a double bogey in the round at the Par-73 Hong Kong Golf Club course.
Diksha teamed with professionals Meghan MacLaren (71) and Rosie Davies (78) with amateur Melloy Tony. They totaled 11-under and were Tied-eighth as the team with Anne Van Dam (67), Sophie Witt (71), Lydia Hall (77) and amateur Andrew Herbert were the leaders at 16-under with Team Carmen Alonso second.
Diksha, starting on the 10th, had an early birdie on the 11th, but gave away a double bogey on the 16th and a bogey on the 18th.
Karandeep emerges as top Indian after first round in Singapore
India’s Karandeep Kochhar opened his campaign with a solid four-under 68 at the USD 2 million International Series Singapore to lie inside the Top 10 at tied for eighth place here on Friday.
It put him four shots behind David Puig, who has six top-15 finishes in just nine starts since he joined the Tour. He carded a bogey-free eight-under-par 64 at the Tampines Course on a hot and humid day.
Chinese Taipei’s Chang Wei-lun and Thais Rattanon Wannasrichan and Itthipat Buranatanyarat returned 67s at Tanah Merah Country Club.
Among other Indians, Viraj Madappa and Veer Ahlawat shot 2-under 70 each to be Tied-26th, while S Chikkarangappa and Rashid Khan were T-64 after par rounds.
Late entrant Kartik Sharma (73) at T-83, Gaganjeet Bhullar and Honey Baisoya with 74 each at T-99, SSP Chawrasia (75) at T-115, Ajeetesh Sandhu (76) at T-122, Shiv Kapur (77) at T-134 were way behind.
Nehru under-17 girls hockey tournament: Huge win for Naharkatia Higher Secondary School
Maxima Xalxo (13) and Sunita Rajput (9) powered Naharkatia Higher Secondary School, Assam, to a 28-0 victory over Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya, Ayodhya, in a super-league match of the Charanjit Rai 29th Nehru under-17 girls hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Friday.
RESULTS OF Indian Sports (SUPER LEAGUE)
- Punjab Institute of Sports, Bathinda, (Harman Rekhi 2, Mandeep Kaur) bt Shri Guru Nanak SSS, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, (Aradhana Rajbhar 2) 3-2.
- UNACCO School, Meitram, Imphal, (Elena Devi, Ritu Devi 2, Henthoi Chanu, Sonika Devi, Diana) bt New English School & Junior College, Nool, Kolhapur, (Sanika Mane, Bhakti Gaddi) 7-2.
- Naharkatia HSS, Assam, (Maxima Xalxo 13, Sunita Rajput 9, Ashmita Tigga 3, Reshma Jagat 2, Milka Surin) bt Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya, Ayodhya, 28-0.
- Round Glass Academy, Punjab, (Navjot Kaur 2, Khushboo, Navdeep Kaur, Mehakdeep Kaur, Sukhpreet Kaur) bt One Thousand Hockey Legs (Deeksha) 6-1.
Niki-Divij Pair Reaches Challenger Final in Spain
Niki Poonacha and Divij Sharan beat Mattia Bellucci and Moez Echargui 6-1, 5-7, [10-8] to reach the doubles final of the €118,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Alicante, Spain, on Friday.
RESULTS OF Indian Sports
- €118,000 Challenger, Alicante, Spain
- Doubles (semifinals): Niki Poonacha & Divij Sharan bt Mattia Bellucci (Ita) & Moez Echargui (Tun) 6-1, 5-7, [10-8]; Quarterfinals: Niki & Divij bt Daniel Cukierman (Isr) & Joshua Paris (GBR) 6-1, 6-3; Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & John-Patrick Smith (Aus) bt Billy Harris (GBR) & Akira Santillan (Aus) 6-2, 6-2.
- $60,000 ITF women, Rome, USA
- Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Mccartney Kessler (USA) bt Sahaja Yamalapalli 6-4, 6-2.
- $25,000 ITF women, Baza, Spain
- Doubles (quarterfinals): Riya Bhatia & Olga Azcoitia (Esp) bt Francesca Curmi & Elaine Genovese (Mlt) 6-7(6), 7-6(6), [10-8].
- $15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia
- Singles (quarterfinals): Marente Sijbesma (Ned) bt Tanisha Kashyap 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.
- Doubles (semifinals): Abigail Amos (GBR) & Marente Sijbesma (Ned) bt Astrid Cirotte (Fra) & Jennifer Luikham 4-6, 7-6(3), [10-6].
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