New 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 Guwahati
University of Wisconsin softball pitcher Kirsten Stevens was awarded Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for the first time in her career at University of Wisconsin.Monday marked the second consecutive week the Badgers softball team bullpen has been recognized with Big Ten weekly honors.Stevens provided solid innings from the mound for the Badgers (12-2) all weekend at the 2017 Sheraton Invitational tournament held in Fort Myers, Florida at Florida Gulf Coast University’s home campus.Softball: Badgers face lesser foes in Florida at Sheraton InvitationalAs February winds down, 16 games remain until Big Ten play begins for the University of Wisconsin softball team. For these next Read…The senior bagged two wins during the weekend showing by the red hot Badgers, both of which were shutouts. Stevens controlled both games from the pitch for Wisconsin, defeating Florida International University 5-0 and Hofstra 4-0 in her two starts. The Badgers pitching core has been a staple in the team’s best start in program history. Freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Menz improved her season record to 7-2 in the Badgers latest win over Rutgers in the Sheraton Invitational tournament Sunday. In the 5-1 Wisconsin win, Menz sent three batters back to the dugout on strikeouts. The Badgers 4-0 win over Hofstra gave Stevens her third shutout of the season in part of her new career-high, 11-strikeout performance against Hofstra. Stevens led the Badgers to their third shutout of the year over FIU after recording five strikeouts.Softball: Wisconsin concludes successful weekend in Florida with some hardwareThe University of Wisconsin softball team concluded an incredibly successful tournament in Florida over the weekend with an overall record of Read…Wisconsin’s offense had an impressive performance as well, tying the team’s season-high of 11 hits against the Scarlet Knights. Junior Kelsey Jenkins went a perfect 3-for-3 at bat for the second time this season.Stevens has managed a stingy 0.28 ERA on the season to date. Stevens is also limiting opposing batters to a mere .172 batting average overall, while notching 32 K’s in only five games.She is the 15th Badger pitcher to receive the weekly honor from the Big Ten, and the first Wisconsin pitcher since former Badger and current volunteer assistant coach Taylor-Paige Stewart received the award back in 2014.