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March 2021

Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar

India’s young Shooting talents Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Chinki Yadav, not only won their first International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage medals, but made the occasion even more memorable by striking gold in the Men’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions (3P) and Women’s 25M Pistol event respectively, at New Delhi’s Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range on Wednesday.

Shooting on competition day six of the on going ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage being held in the national capital, 20-year old Aishwary set the ball rolling in the Men’s 3P, beating Air Rifle number one Istvan Peni of Hungary 462.5 to 461.6 in a cracking final.

Chinki Yadav

It was Chinki’s turn thereafter, where she led an Indian clean sweep in the day’s second final, the Women’s 25M Pistol. In yet another close match, Chinki and her senior compatriot and fellow Tokyo Olympics quota holder Rahi Sarnobat, had to go into a shoot-off to decide the gold medal, where the youngster prevailed 4-3. Both had earlier tied at 32-hits out of 50. 

Manu Bhaker of India won bronze in the event, when she was eliminated after the ninth and penultimate five-shot series. At that stage, she had 28 hits out of 45.

In Men’s 3P, shooting against such seasoned shooters as compatriot and double Olympian Sanjeev Rajput, former Prone World Champion Steffen Olsen of Denmark and multiple world cup medallist and world number 15 Jan Lochbihler of Switzerland, besides Hungarian Rifle ace Peni, young Aishwary started strong and led the field after the first 15 Kneeling position shots.

At the end of the second Prone position however, Olsen cashed in on a couple of low-scoring shots by Tomar and took the lead with Peni right on Tomar’s shoulder in third. The youngster from the Madhya Pradesh Shooting Academy then staged a brilliant comeback in the final Standing position, shooting a high 52.2 in the final series before the eliminations (40-shots), to lead Peni, who had now risen to second, by 1.6 points. 

Going into the final 45thshot, Peni had reduced the gap to 0.9, but Aishwary held his nerve admirably to shoot a 10.3, the same as Peni, to secure gold.

In the Women’s 25M Pistol, Asian Games champion Rahi Sarnobat had earlier in the day topped the qualification round with a score of 581, to lead all three participating Indians into the final. Chinki was second with 580, while Manu was fourth with 576.

The trio did not exactly begin the final with a bang, but with every successive five-shot series, they were slowly but surely climbing up the ladder. By the time Singapore’s Teh Xiu Hong became the first to be eliminated after 20-shots, Chinki was leading with 14 hits, Manu was second with 13 while Rahi was in fourth place with 12 hits to her name.

Latvian Agate Rasmane, then briefly took the lead after the fifth series, but Chinki and Manu were back at 1-2 after the sixth and by the time the seventh series ended it was all India at the top, but this time Rahi had displaced Manu in second position.

The Latvian got eliminated in fourth place after the eighth series with Chinki leading with 27 hits, Rahi second with 25 and Manu third with 24 hits. In the ninth series, both Rahi and Manu had four hits, while Chinki had three, which meant that Manu had to settle for bronze.

In the final 10thseries, Chinki had two hits while Rahi got three to take the match into a shoot-off, where Chinki emerged triumphant.

There was a third final on the day with Slovenia’s world number seven Ziva Dvorska winning the Women’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions in a dominating final performance. She shot 457.1 to beat Nina Christen (ranked four) of Switzerland by a comfortable margin of two points. Poland’s Aneta Stankiewicz won bronze in the event.

India continue to dominate the medals tally with nine gold, five silver and five bronze medals for a total of 19 medals won till now. The USA lie second with three gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

Competition day seven on Thursday also has three finals lined up, with the team events in the Men’s and Women’s 3P as well as the Women’s 25m Pistol on schedule.

Good bowling by Varun Pahadiya 5/40 and fine knock by Aditya Sharma 67 and Rahul Chaudhary 40 helped Rann Star Club beat Dahiya Academy by 121 runs in the first Shashi Sharma memorial Under-19 cricket tournament at Stephen ground. Varun received Sport Sun man of the match from Parag Sharma.

Brief scores: Rann Star Club:284 in 39.5 overs:Aditya Sharma 67,Rahul Chaudhary 40, Ankit Yadav 37,Shivraj 6/29,Yug Gupta 2/53.

Dahiya Academy: 163 in 25.4 overs:Yug Gupta 30,Divik Kumar 29,Varun Pahadiya 5/40,Keshav Dalal 2/6.

Shubham Sharma hits century; Darling Frontline Champion

Fine century by Shubham Sharma 122 not out and tishant Dabla 80 not out and good bowling by Akhil Kumar 4/62 helped Darling Frontline Club beat Cricways Academy by 6 wickets and lift 4th Phool Singh memorial cricket tournament Title. Shubham Sharma named man of the match.

Brief scores: Cricways Academy: 348/9 in 40 overs:Prashant Kumar 108, Ritik Vats 108,Prateek Raman 50,Kartik Sharma 38,Akhil Kumar 4/62.

Darling Frontline Club: 349/4 in 28.1 overs:Shubham Sharma 122 not out(71b,16×4,5×6), Tishant Dabla 80 not out,Prashant Gujjar 78,Ankit Chillar 48,Prashant Kumar 2/70.

 Harsh and Tejas shines

Fine allround display by Harsh Kumar 37 and 3/21 and fine knock by Tejas Malhotra 77 and Akshay Saini 54 helped Aarush Sports beat Gyanti Academy by 65 runs in the SH Sports Open cricket tournament at Mundka ground. Harsh Kumar named man of the match.

Brief scores: Aarush Sports: 257/7 in 40 overs: Tejas Malhotra 77,Akshay Saini 54,Ranjeet Singh 45,Harsh Kumar 37,Sudhanshu Yadav 2/41, Akhilesh Semwal 2/49.

Gyanti Academy: 192 in 36.3 overs: Akhilesh Semwal 42,Aman Kedia 41 not out,Aditya Pandey 3/20,Harsh Kumar 3/21.

Dhananjai and Tanishk star

Fine allround display by Dhananjai Singh 2/20 and 35 and good bowling by Tanishk Kumar 4/28 helped Maulana Azad Club beat Telefunken Club by 7 wickets in the league match of the Harcourt Butler Under-15 cricket tournament at Harcourt Butler School ground. Dhananjai Kumar named man of the match.

Brief scores: Telfunken Club: 108 in 26.5 overs: Saksham Negi 27,Tanishk Kumar 4/28,Dhananjai Singh 2/20.

Maulana Azad Club: 110/3 in 22 overs:Dhananjai Singh 35,Lucky Rana 24 not out,Yatharth Singh 2/16.

Naman hits century

Fine century by  man of the match Naman Taneja 126 and half century by Yash Rana 57 and good bowling by Krish Vohra 3/9 and Avinash Dedha 3/20 helped Chetan Anand Academy beat Fore Titans Academy by 145 runs in the One X T-20 Tournament at Naglipoona ground.

Brief scores: Chetan Anand Academy: 234/6 in 20 overs:Naman Taneja 126, Yash Rana 57,Abhishek Bhabad 3/37.

Fore Titans Academy: 89 in 13.2 overs: Ishan Kumar 31,Krish Vohra 3/9, Avinash Dedha 3/20.

India’s Skeet Mixed Team pairing of Angad Bajwa and Ganemat Sekhon, won their country her seventh gold medal of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun being held in New Delhi’s Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range, when they beat Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Yechshenko and Olga Panarina 33-29 in the final on Tuesday. This was India’s fifth medal from the Skeet competitions alone and the hosts now continue to top the medals tally with a total of 15 medals, which includes four silver and four bronze medals as well.

In the only final scheduled on competition day five, Angad and Ganemat first topped the six-team qualification round with a combined total of 141 out of 150 shots, to make it to the gold medal match. The Kazakhs were a point behind with 140. 

The second Indian pairing of Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Parinaaz Dhaliwal made it to the bronze medal match where they eventually lost narrowly to the Qatari pair of Reem Al Sharshani and Rashid Hamad 31-32.

In the other events of the day, Sanjeev Rajput of India, qualified for the finals of the Men’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions event with a quality score of 1172, to top the charts. In-fact all three Indians made it to the final, scheduled for Wednesday morning. 

Fellow Tokyo Olympics quota holder Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar shot 1165 to finish fifth while Niraj Kumar bagged the eighth and final qualifying spot, piping Air Rifle legend Peter Sidi of Hungary when he too finished with 1165. Sidi was ninth with 1164.

In the Women’s 25M Pistol where the first precision round was held, all three Indians were on top of the leaderboard. Indian number one Rahi Sarnobat was perched at the summit with a score of 291, while Chinky Yadav was lying second with 289. Manu Bhaker was third with a score of 288. Wednesday has the Rapid Fire round scheduled before the top eight make it to the final, which is also scheduled on the same day.

In-fact, Wednesday, competition day six of the World Cup, has three big finals scheduled. Besides, the Men’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions and the Women’s 25M Pistol, the Women’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions final is also slated for the day.

A total of 12 nations have medals in the tournament so far. While India leads the field, USA are second with two golds and four medals, while Kazakhstan is third with four medals, including a solitary gold.

Two-times AIBA World Champion and Olympic champion István Kovács was appointed as a Secretary General of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). 

The decision was taken by the AIBA Board of Directors on Monday, March 22nd, during a meeting via videoconference. 

“The fate of our organization has to be decided and will be decided by the boxers themselves. They have dedicated their entire lives to boxing, they know it from the inside and understand the needs for our sport effective development better than any managers. Therefore, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors members have approved István Kovács as AIBA Secretary General. István Kovács is a two-time World Champion and an Olympic champion, boxing is life and AIBA is a family for him. I am positive that as Secretary General he will be able to bring AIBA to a fundamentally new efficiency level and transparency of management,” said AIBA President Umar Kremlev.

“I am very grateful for the confidence placed in me by the AIBA Board of Directors. It is a great honor and at the same time a great responsibility to become the Secretary General of the International Boxing Association and to work together with President Umar Kremlev, a man who lives by boxing. Now AIBA is undergoing a period of global reforms. All of them are necessary for boxing to develop as a sport loved by millions of people around the globe so that our athletes and coaches show the best results in international competitions at all levels. I see that the new AIBA leadership is heading in the right direction and is committed to working with full dedication to support and reinforce this course of positive change. I pledge to act in the best interests of boxing and guarantee maximum openness and democracy in my work. I am sure that together we will be able to carry out all the necessary reforms and bring AIBA to a fundamentally new level,” Kovács said.

István Kovács will take over as AIBA Secretary General this week.

Vijender Singh is a boxer, actor and also an active politician. Is there anything left in your ‘to do list’? When the query was delivered to the Beijing Olympic bronze medallist boxer, the tall guy smiled and answered with ease ‘sitaron se aage jahan aur bhi hain’.

India’s unbeaten boxing sensation Vijender’s much-awaited return to the ring will be against Russian boxer Artysh Lopsan, promoters IOS Boxing Promotions announced on Friday here. The first-of-its-kind fight in India will be held on the rooftop deck of the Majestic Pride Casino Ship in Goa on March 19. 

He is unbeaten throughout his professional boxing career, carrying a record of 12-0 that includes eight knockouts. The Olympic bronze medallist defeated Ghana’s former Commonwealth Champion Charles Adamu in Dubai to claim his 12th successive win in November 2019.  

Vijender headlines the main event for the night while fans will also witness six other undercard fights bearing 12 top Indian fighters. The show will be held for three hours. Talking to The Daily Guardian, Vijender seemed confident about the fight. “It has been fifteen months; I haven’t featured in any such bout. I have waited for it. It is going to be great to get back to ring for a fight,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

Asked about his preparations, the Haryana boxer said, “I have started my training from January fist week. And it is going great guns. I leaving no stone unturned to make a solid comeback,” said Vijju, as he is fondly called by family and friends.

Further questioned about his opponent, Vijender said he has seen his videos and getting to know more of his moves. “He’s a good fighter. But I’m ready to knock him out like I did to my previous opponents. I am ready to finish the fight in the early rounds and it would be a spectacle to do it in front of my people in Goa. The total rounds would be eight,” he added.

Whereas, Artysh Lopsan, 26, has a decent record in his young career as a professional boxer. In six bouts, the Russian has defeated four, including two knockouts, while registering one defeat and one draw. 

Neerav Tomar, promoter, IOS Boxing Promotions, said, “It is going to be a big fight in Goa. Vijender has the experience and unbeaten streak while Lopsan also has a good record under his belt. I’m expecting a really good fight between the two and fans will be able to witness something incredible.”

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has signed an exclusive multi-year TV & Digital broadcast deal with India’s first professional Kho Kho league -Ultimate Kho Kho and strengthened their commitment towards bringing fast paced “edge of the seat action” to their audience in the Indian subcontinent. 

Scheduled to kick-start in 2021 with a goal to captivate audiences and sports enthusiasts, Sony Pictures Networks India and Ultimate Kho Kho will bring forth this home-grown sport in its new avatar under the lenses of sports technology and innovations, that will guarantee high-octane games exclusively across SPNI’s network sports channels and their dedicated OTT platform SonyLIV which will allow viewers to watch the Ultimate Kho Kho ‘on the go’.

“Ultimate Kho Kho will bring back the oldest sport packaged in a modern avatar coupled with a new format and a dazzling television product that has the potential to not only revolutionise the sport but also create a unique experience for the audience—something that no one has ever witnessed before,” Amit Burman, Dabur Group Chairman and Promoter of the Ultimate Kho Kho said.

The traditional Indian sport of Kho Kho enjoys massive popularity across India owing to its easy to play rule and high-speed format. Mr. Burman who has acquired long-term commercial rights from the Kho Kho Federation of India (KKFI) are engaged to work together to develop excellence and shape the future of competitive Kho Kho to make the sport bigger and better.

Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, in a statement, said: “At Sony Pictures Networks, our focus has always been to promote a multi-sport culture in India and Ultimate Kho Kho is a great addition to our sports portfolio. Kho Kho is an extremely popular traditional Indian sport popular across India and we are happy to be on-board and showcase Ultimate Kho Kho to our viewers.”

Kho Kho Federation of India President Mr Sudhanshu Mittal welcomed the move, saying, “It is a great day for the home grown game of Kho Kho. Sony Television will be official broadcaster of the ultimate Kho Kho League taking it to every household,” he said.

“We are thankful to the government for encouraging indigenous games like Kho Kho by providing encouragement and support at all levels. Our Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi ji and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju ji have so often publicly extended support to indigenous games and encouraging us to become truly global,” he added.

The teams will consist of men and under-18 from all states across India registered under Kho Kho Federation of India. Player drafts are scheduled for mid-year this year and franchise-owners will be offered a bank of over 150 Indian players based on their performance and score in National and recently concluded high performance training camp in February 2021.

Tenzing Niyogi, Chief Executive Officer – Ultimate Kho Kho also stated: “For a sport to be packaged as a brand, it needs to have ‘an edge of the seat’ format, where every minute is a spectacle. Ultimate Kho Kho has been envisioned as an intersection where the passion for a popular homegrown sport meets new age technologies & state of the art formats. We aim to create new champions, celebrate the pride for the sport and take Kho Kho to newer commercial heights.”

“With Sony Pictures Networks India as our partner, our endeavour is to deliver a compelling product that will attract not only the fancy of the viewers but become a platform for the brands to connect with consumers.”  

Ultimate Kho Kho will be telecast in English as well as Hindi with regional language commentary on the cards.

In August 2008, Vijender Singh made his travel from Bhiwani to Beijing memorable when he became the first Indian boxer to step up to an Olympic podium, winning a historic bronze. Since then, Bhiwani – a small town in Haryana – started treading on the same path as Cuba. The Number of men and women joining boxing in the area increased manifold.

Another boy from Devsar village Manish Kaushik (63kg) – is all set to make the district proud as he qualified for Tokyo Olympics last year. And recently, bagged gold in his first competitive outing in over a year at the Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain.

He defeated Denmark’s Nikolai Terteryan in a split decision in the final. The Indian had earlier beaten world number four Kazakh Safiullin Zakir in the second round. The fact that he was returning from a right bicep injury, sustained during his win over CWG champion Harrison Garside of Australia while securing an Olympic quota, makes the win more special.

“It was really great to make a comeback with a gold medal. Last I played any international event was in March 2020. And after that lockdown came. So, it was a pretty tough time. However, winning the quota before lockdown was a positive thing. Yeah, injury was a concern but I got good rehab and a much-needed break to get myself ready for future events,” Manish told DLP.

Asked about the lockdown struggle, the Arjuna awardee remembers keeping his mind busy to stay away from any negativity. “I watched movies like Rocky Film series and other such inspirational movies to keep myself motivated and occupied in my free time when I was not exercising. There is a famous dialogue of Rocky Balboa ‘Whatever your ambition or goal, you will never succeed unless you get the work done’ and also ‘The mind is your best muscle’. I got admiration from this Rocky series and just trying to implement these sayings in my life.

“Lockdown was tough for all athletes mentally and physically but it is gone now. So we need to focus on the future. I have won a gold medal and my aim is to win a medal in the Olympics,” he said.

Asked if there is any pressure on him related to Olympics, the Haryana pugilist laughed it off. “This will be my first time participating in the Olympics so I don’t have any pressure as such. I believe I can win a medal in Tokyo,” he said. “I will now work on improving my defense. My coaches CA Kuttappa sir and Santiago Nieva sir are helping me a lot. I am following the schedule made by them to keep myself injury free and more powerful (punch-wise).”

School Games Federation of India President Sushil Kumar and Treasurer Surendra Singh Bhati.

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has been re-elected as the president of the School Games Federation of India, whereas, Vijay Santan will be the secretary.

The School Games Federation of India held its elections on Tuesday.The el­e­ction was conducted as per the 2011 National Sports Development Code of India. According to sports ministry’s directive, the School Games Federation of India also left out those candidates who had been charged with some kind of misconduct. 

The election was unanimous. Surendra Singh Bhati is the treasurer. There are eight vice presidents and joint secretaries; six executive members.The election was held after the ministry declared School Games Federation of India election held on December 29, 2020 null and void.

The Returning Officer BS Mathur will now send the result to the Sports Ministy for further recognition. 

Officials; President- Sushil Kumar; Vice-president Zeeshan Qamer (IAS), Asarpal Singh, Rubinderjit Singh Brar (PCS), Partha Pegu (ACS), Vikas Srivastava, P Narassingame, L Sokun Singh, Bhagram Hauta; General Secretary- Vijay Santan; Joint Secretary- Paimong Mog, JR Marak, M Vasu, Anil Kumar, Satyanarayan Rayguru, David Lalthanngura Sailo, Harinder Singh Grewal, Gopala Krishna; Treasurer- Surender Singh Bhati; Executive members- Jigme Youzar Lepcha, Mithilesh Kumar, Nagendra Singj Bartwal, Usha Singh, Manish G Smart, Samir Panchal.

Anirban Lahiri of India.

Anirban Lahiri returns to THE PLAYERS Championship for a fifth time this week but is still looking at making a meaningful mark at the event. 

Lahiri got into the elite field at the US$15 million showpiece following the withdrawal of former World No. 1, Brooks Koepka who pulled out due an injury. The opportunity to feature in the PGA TOUR’s flagship tournament at The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is not lost on Lahiri as he seeks to find some momentum to truly get his 2020-21 season into gear following a bunch of mixed results including a missed cut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard last week..

Candid as usual, Lahiri, a former Asian No. 1, said, “It’s nice to be back. I didn’t realize it’s my fifth time back. I really like this golf course, I love the way it is set up and I feel like it’s one of those tracks where I can do really well. My record doesn’t show that though. The game has been a little patchy, up and down, but I think it’s trending back in the right direction. I have a couple of things that I’ve been working on and they seem to be falling into place, so it’s all about putting it together now.”

The 154-player field includes more than 100 PGA Tour winners and 48 of the top 50 each from the FedExCup points list and world ranking, including Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Bryson Dechambeau, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm. In Lahiri’s four appearances at TPC Sawgrass, he missed three cuts and finished T74 in 2019.

Apart from the star-studded field, the tournament will also set a unique landmark. Golf fans will be able to enjoy ‘Every Shot Live’ on GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR, made available exclusively by the PGA TOUR.

It will be available from the first round and every shot by every player will be live-streamed on GOLFTV, allowing fans to follow any player in the elite field. More than 32,000 shots are expected over 72 holes from a starting field. Fans will be able to choose what players to watch, how you watch and stream on different devices. 

Lahiri has played at THE PLAYERS both in May previously and now in March and sees a change in weather between the two periods. “Well, obviously three of my previous appearances were in May, with different weather. I played in 2019 in March. But it’s going to be slightly different in terms of the temperatures and the wind. If anything I think this is probably a better wind for my game style. So the one thing I haven’t done as well in the past is probably hit as many fairways as you need to.

“On the weekend, the greens are going to get really firm and fast, we all know that, so it’s going to be critical to come in from the short grass to really control the ball and that’s going to be my mine focus this week.“

Lahiri did not make it to the field at last year’s edition of THE PLAYERS, and the event itself was cancelled after the first round and the TOUR shut down for three months. “I think it’s been a year now, a full circle pretty much since COVID struck the golfing world. For me it was, there was a lot of good that came out of it. I did get a lot done in India, I went back for the Hero Indian Open, which was the week after THE PLAYERS last year. And that ended up being a good thing for me, because I got a lot of time at home with my coach and just managed to reassemble all the parts that were kind of getting a little rickety.”

On what it would take make a serious bid for the title, Lahiri elaborated, “I mean, all the guys who have won here previously have driven the ball really well and putted really well. I think those are the two things that are going to be really, really important. So you have to have all the departments firing and also that’s why it’s not so heavily dominated by someone who hits it miles or who has a really exceptional short game, you got to do everything good and you got to drive and putt well more than anything else.”

Saaniya Sharma and Tvesa Malik.

Saaniya Sharma finally found the form she has been searching for this year as she holed five birdies against three bogeys for the day’s best of 2-under 70 on the first day of the fifth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the DLF Golf & Country Club.

Saaniya’s best finish this season has been T-12 but in the first round at Gurugram she shot her best round of the year. It gave her a one-shot lead over the trio of experienced Tvesa Malik and the Bakshi sisters, Hitaashee and Jahanvi. They carded 1-under 71 each at the challenging Gary Player layout.

Tvesa Malik, playing with Saaniya in the first group this morning, had two birdies against one sole bogey on the par-5 15th. She said, “It was disappointing that I could not take my chances,” said Tvesa, who plans to keep playing on the domestic Tour to keep honing her game before she goes to Europe in summer.

The top amateur was the talented Avani Prashanth, who has already tasted success. She may well have been a joint leader but for the double bogey on the Par-5 18th. She was sole fifth at 72, while Vani Kapoor, playing at her home course, carded 74 and was sixth.

Saaniya, a qualified referee and a coach to boot, has been playing patchy golf this season and was therefore happy to get a card under par. “I have worked hard last few weeks, so it is good to see the scores coming in,” she said. The key will now be to maintain consistency over the next two rounds.

Jahanvi Bakshi was cruising at 5-under through 12 holes before she hit the roadblock with a triple bogey on Par-4 13th hole, which gave grief to a lot of the players. She also dropped a bogey on Par-5 15th, but parred the others to limit the damage and shot 71.

Hitaashee Bakshi, who had her maiden win last year, was 2-under through the front nine with three birdies and a bogey. She then parred eight holes in succession. A par would have given her a share of the lead, but she dropped a shot on 18th to fall back to 71.

Three players Gauri Karhade, Shweta Mansingh and Lakhmehar Pardesi were Tied-7th with 76 and three others Neha Tripathi, Oviya Reddi and amateur Riya Yadav shot 77 each to be Tied-10th.

Ridhima Dilawari hurt her left arm and pulled out after shooting 81, while Diksha Dagar, bothered by her back, struggled to 87. Amandeep Drall also did not have a great day as she shot 79, which included a quintuple bogey nine on Par-4 13th hole.

Tee times for the second round of the fifth leg of the Hero WPGT at DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurugram:

8:00 AM: Diksha Dagar 87; Disha Kavery 85;

8:10 AM: Anisha Agarwalla 85; Trimann Saluja 84; Nishna Patel (A) 83

8:20 AM: Rishika Muralidhar (A) 83; Ananya Datar 83; Hunar Mittal (A) 81

8:30 AM: Jyotsana Singh 81; Gursimar Badwal 81; Ishvari Prasanna 81;

8:45 AM: Geetika Ahuja 81; Gaurika Bishnoi 80; Khushi Khanijau 80

8:55 AM: Shagun Narain 79; Durga Nittur 79; Amandeep Drall 79;

9:05 AM: Vidhatri Urs (A) 78; Astha Madan 78; Rhea Jha 78;

9:15 AM: Riya Yadav (A) 77; Oviya Reddi 77; Neha Tripathi 77

9:30 AM: Lakhmehar Pardesi 76; Shweta Mansingh 76; Gauri Karhade 76

9:40 AM: Vani Kapoor 74; Avani Prashanth (A) 72; Hitaashee Bakshi 71

9:50 AM: Jahanvi Bakshi 71; Tvesa Malik 71; Saaniya Sharma 70.

With inputs from www.golfxyz.in