Shubhankar Sharma Puts Up a Strong Show on Day 1 of KLM Open 2019

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a good day for India at the KLM Open 2019 being played at the international golf course in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Shubhankar Sharma had the better day amongst the Indians as he ended the first round at T-26 with a score of 2-under par on Thursday. Playing on a Par 72 course, Shubhankar Sharma got off to a flying start carding three birdies in a row on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th holes but bogeys on the 6th and 7th haltered his progress. Shubhankar Sharma carded two bogeys on the 11th and the 17th, eventually ending the round with six birdies and four bogeys to garner a total of 70.Gaganjeet Bhullar on the other hand, had a strong start to the day with birdies on the 3rd and 6th. Soon after, Bhullar carded a double bogey on the 7th which majorly dampened his progress. Further, bogeys on the 10th and 17th added to his woes. Though, he finally salvaged a par score as birdies on the 11th and 16th became the saving grace. Bhullar’s final score at the end of round 1 was 72 i.e. par and tied at T-65.The performance of the day came from Callum Shinkwin. The Englishman carded an eagle on the 3rd hole along with 5 birdies which helped him atop the leaderboard on Day 1 of KLM Open 2019 with a score of 66 (6 – under par). The KLM Open 2019 is being broadcast on DSPORT. IANS Also Read: Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar to Lead India’s Charge at KLM OpenAlso Watch:AASU along with 30 other indigenous organizations hold a meeting in Guwahatilast_img read more

Women’s soccer: Badgers host Wolverines Thursday night

first_imgFollowing a pair of impressive road victories against Iowa and Nebraska last weekend, the red-hot Wisconsin women’s soccer team (8-4-3, 5-1-1 Big Ten) will host conference rival Michigan (10-4-1, 5-1-1) Thursday night in a 7 p.m. kickoff.With just four more games remaining in the regular season for each side, Thursday’s contest could be pivotal in the chase for the conference crown as both the Badgers and Wolverines find themselves tied for second in the Big Ten standings, trailing Minnesota by just two points.Last Time OutThe last matchup between the two teams took place early in conference play during the 2014 season. With the score tied 1-1 going into the 89th minute, forward Ani Sarkisian headed in a free kick for her second goal of the match to send the visiting No. 9 Badgers packing with their first loss of the season. The defeat ended up having little impact on Wisconsin’s season, but they still went on to finish second in the regular season standings and win the conference tournament.Wisconsin’s Keys to VictoryContinued improvement from Victoria Pickett: While starting the season as a relatively unknown freshman forward, Pickett became a full-time starter in mid-September and has made considerable strides since. She earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for her road performance last weekend, scoring a goal and notching an assist over the two-game trip to Nebraska and Iowa.Continued success will force the Wolverine defense to spread their attention beyond top scorers Rose Lavelle and McKenna Meuer, giving the Badgers more variety on the attack.Keeping the Streak Alive: It’s been nearly a month since Caitlyn Clem has given up a goal.Over that span, the Badgers have gone unbeaten in six games, winners of five-straight games and improved greatly on offense as the pressure to score has been alleviated. Since Sept. 20, the Badgers have averaged 2.2 goals per game after scoring just one per game in their opening 10 matches.With the Wolverine’s high-powered offense coming off a 3-goal performance against a typically stout Illinois defense (1.14 goals allowed per game), another memorable performance may be required from the first year starting keeper.Opposing Player to Watch: Michigan forward Ani SarkisianWhile already notorious among Badger faithful for her last-second game-winning goal last season, Sarkisian’s most recent performance hasn’t helped to relieve any anxiety going into Thursday. Her hat trick against the Illini last weekend earned her Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Honors and bumped her season total all the way up to six goals.last_img read more