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Indian Sports Wrap, June 17: Diksha finishes T-6 in Rome for a third Top-10 in 2024

GOLF

Diksha finishes T-6 in Rome for a third Top-10 in 2024

Indian golfer Diksha Dagar carded an underwhelming 71 in the final round to sign off from the Ladies Italian Open at tied-6th place, her third Top-10 finish of the season.

Diksha, who had one birdie and one bogey in the second round, managed just two birdies and one bogey in the third for a total of of 6-under 210.

It was her third Top-10 of the season but the first since late April in Johannesburg, where she was third. Since then she has had four other Top-25 finishes.

-PTI

Aditi finishes T-17 on Meijer LPGA Classic

Olympic-bound Indian golfer Aditi Ashok finished T-17 with a final round of 1-under 71 for a total of 10-under 278 in a low-scoring Meijer Classic on the LPGA.

It was an action-packed round with five birdies against one bogey for Aditi, who shot 68-70-69-71 over the four days. While she has been consistently making a lot of cuts, Aditi is still seeking her first Top-10 of the season. The T-17 is her best finish this season and the first in Top-20.

She is due to play the Majors and the Olympics later this year.

-PTI

In-form Gaurika, Hitaashee ready for battle in the 8th Leg of Hero WPGT

In-form Gaurika Bishnoi, who won the seventh leg with a dramatic finish last week, will take on Order of Merit leader Hitaashee Bakshi in the eighth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour this weekend in Bengaluru.

Hitaashee, who flew straight from Singapore after a superb third place finish at the Singapore Ladies Masters, returns after missing out last week due to her international commitment.

It will be a very strong field with Amandeep Drall, Sneha Singh, Khushi Khanijau and Vidhatri Urs, who on her pro debut last week, showed that she is ready for the bigger stars.

Jasmine Shekar, who was runners-up last week, will be hoping to get a breakthrough win after numerous close calls. Vidhatri, who led after the first round, finally ended in a tie for third.

Also in the field is Seher Atwal, who was unfortunately disqualified on technicality despite making the cut last week in Singapore.

Two very promising amateurs, Saanvi Somu and Keerthana Rajeev, who have played for the national teams chosen by the Indian Golf Union, are also in the fray.

A total of 41 players, including six amateurs will be competing in the eighth leg at the Bangalore Golf Club this week after competing in Mysuru last week, where Gaurika pulled off a great win with birdies in each of the last three holes.

-PTI

E-SPORTS

Team Mogo Esports secures ticket to finals in the Battle Grounds Mobile India Series 2024.

FILE PHOTO: Team Mogo Esports.

FILE PHOTO: Team Mogo Esports.
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FILE PHOTO: Team Mogo Esports.
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Team Mogo Esports has secured its position in the finals of the Battle Grounds Mobile India Series 2024 (BGIS 2024).

The team finished ninth in the first week of the semifinal—just one spot shy of the top 8 required to advance.

The second week of the semifinals was the stage where Mogo performed above expectation, making it into the finals.

ATHLETICS

Sprint hurdler Kiran breaks Maymon’s under-18 National record

Kerala’s K. Kiran broke Maymon Poulose’s 10-year-old under-18 national record as he won the boys 110m hurdles gold at the 19th National youth athletics championships in Bilaspur on Monday.

The 17-year-old clocked 13.52s (old record 13.57s).

Meanwhile, Delhi’s Neeru Pathak, who rewrote the girls 400m National record on Sunday, bettered junior international Rezoana Mallick Heena’s 200m meet record clocking 23.94s (old record 24.23). Also breaking meet records were Odisha’s Pratik Maharana in the boys 200m (21.65s, old record 21.87) and Haryana Anshu in the girls shot put. (16.14m, old record 15.59m).

-Stan Rayan

TENNIS

Ankita in pre-quarterfinals in WTA tournament in Italy

Lucky-loser Ankita Raina beat Dominika Salkova of Czech Republic 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the €100,000 WTA tennis tournament in Gaiba, Italy, on Monday.

Seeded fourth, Ankita had earlier been beaten 6-4, 6-0 by Susan Bandecchi of Switzerland in the first and final qualifying round.

-Team Sportstar

CRICKET

Bengal Pro T20 League: Howrah Warriors beats Harbour Diamonds by 31 runs

Sk. Asif Hossain struck an unbeaten 57-ball 99, studded with eight fours and five sixes, to propel Adamas Howrah Warriors to a 31-run win over Harbour Diamonds in the Bengal Pro T20 League at the Eden Gardens here on Monday.

SCORES

At Eden Gardens: Men: Adamas Howrah Warriors 179/4 in 20 overs (Sk. Asif Hossain 99 n.o., Anustup Majumdar 44) bt Harbour Diamonds 148/8 in 20 overs (Badal Singh Balyan 37, Suvankar Bal 35, Chandrahas Dash 34); Sobisco Smashers Malda 122 in 19.5 overs (Writtick Chatterjee 30) bt Adamas Howrah Warriors 86 in 17.5 overs (Mukesh Kumar 4/9, Akhil 3/14).

At Jadavpur University ground: Women: Sobisco Smashers Malda 104/7 in 20 overs (Hrishita Niladri Basu 44) bt Adamas Howrah Warriors 81/9 in 20 overs; Rashmi Medinipur Wizards 123/6 in 20 overs (Kashish Agarwal 69, Mita Paul 3/24) bt Lux Shyam Kolkata Tigers 95/8 in 20 overs (Debarati Guha 3/11).

-Team Sportstar

SHOOTING

Shotgun World Cup: Ganemat finishes sixth in skeet final

Ganemat Sekhon shot 120 out of 125 to make the women’s skeet final of the shotgun World Cup in Lonato, Italy, but ended up sixth eventually.

In a successful season in the run-up to the Paris Olympics, Ganemat had a series of 25, 22, 25, 23, 25 in the qualification phase earlier.

Olympic quota winners, Maheshwari Chauhan (114) and Raiza Dhillon (111) placed 30th and 41st in a field of 56 shooters.

In men’s skeet, Sheeraz Sheikh and Olympic quota winner Anantjeet Singh Naruka shot identical score of 120, and missed the final by three points in a highly competitive field of 121 shooters.

Olympian and World Cup gold medallist, Mairaj Ahmad Khan placed 94th with a score of 113.

RESULTS

Skeet: Men: 1. Jesper Hansen (Den) 54 (124); 2. Conner Lynn Prince (USA) 53 (123); 3. Rashid Al-Athba (Qat) 44 (123); 36. Sheeraz Sheikh 120; 37. Anantjeet Singh Naruka 120; 94. Mairaj Ahmad Khan 113. RPO: Kuldeep Singh 113; Arjun Thakur 111.

Women: 1. Dania Vizzi (USA) 57 (121); 2. Diana Bacosi (Ita) 56 (120); 3. Austen Smith (USA) 45 (121); 6. Ganemat Sekhon 16 (120); 30. Maheshwari Chauhan 114; 41. Raiza Dhillon 111.

-Team Sportstar

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