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European Tour – Sharma makes cut in Denmark 

Shubhankar Sharma

Denmark was Sharma’s first cut made in over six tournaments

Shubhankar Sharma, after missing his previous 6 cuts shot 68-70-71-69 (6-under 278) to finish tied-52nd in Denmark on the European Tour. 

Despite his recent struggles, the 26-year-old Sharma, who has two European Tour victories, still lies 34th in the European Tour Rankings thanks to his second place finish in the Rolex Series’ Abu Dhabi event at the start of the year. 

Sharma will next play at the US$ 8mn BMW PGA Championship from Sep. 8-11 at Wentworth Club in Virginia Water in Surrey, England.

The tournament was won by Oliver Wilson of England who shot 66-65-65-67 (21-under 263) for a one-shot victory over Ewen Ferguson of Scotland. This win was Wilson’s first win in over 7 years and 334 days.


The tournament saw American John Catlin make hole -in-one on the par-3 16th during the third round.


Epson Tour,  USA – Nishtha makes cut in Oregon

Nishtha Madan currently stands 64th on the Epson Tour’s Money List

24-year-old Nishtha Madan shot 68-71-71 (6-under 210) to finish tied-38th at the US$ 200,000 event on the Epson Tour event in Oregon, USA to end her run of five consecutive missed cuts. 

The top 20 finishers at the end of the Epson tour season earn their playing rights on the lucrative LPGA Tour but Nishtha currently lies 66th having made only 8 cuts in 16 starts. 

Madan will  play her next Epson Tour event , Sep. 16-18 in Alabama.


Ladies European Tour – Diksha top Indian in Finland

Diksha Dagar registered her season’s best in Finland

Olympian Diksha Dagar shot 72-73-72 (1-over 217) to finish tied-12th at the US$ 250,000 Ladies European Tour event in Finland.

A two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, Diksha Dagar’s previous best of tied-16th this season came at the German Masters in June. Dagar has played in 18 events, made 10 cuts and stands 82nd on the Race to Costa Del Sol, which is the season-long competition to crown the Ladies European Tour’s number one player.

Amandeep Drall shot 74-75-75 (8-over 224) to finish tied-43rd, Vani Kapoor 72-76-78 (10-over 226) and Tvesa Malik 75-77-78 (14-over 230).

Other Indians who failed to make the cut at 8-over 152 included –

Ridhima Dilawari – 74-79 (+9)

Neha Tripathi – 80-76 (+12)

These girls will now head to Switzerland for the US$ 200,000 Swiss Ladies Open from Sep. 8-10.

LPGA Tour – Aditi misses cut

Aditi is still looking for her first top 10 finish of 2022

Aditi Ashok shot 76-73 (7-over 149) to miss the cut by eight strokes at the US$ 1.75 mn LPGA event in Ohio.

Gaby Lopez of Mexico shot 67-70-66-63 (18-under 266) for a one-shot win overAmerican Meghan Khang 71-65-67-64 (17-under 267).

Ashok has played in 20 events this year, making 11 cuts and earning US$ 158,750 (1.2 crores) to stand 92nd on the season Money List and 89th on the Race to CME Globe Season with 200.75 points. 

The top 60 players make it to the tour finals. The current 60th player South Korean Jenny Shin is at 386.32 points, 186 points ahead of Aditi. Minjee Lee of Australia leads the points table at 2502.95.

She will next play at the US$ 1.75mn LPGA event in Cincinnati, Ohio.


US College Golf – Malini Rudra captains Williams to #5 ranking 

Malini is in her final year at Williams College in N.Y.

Among girls of Indian origin making their presence felt in USA, Malini Rudra, has captained her Williams  college team to the  #5 ranking in the Mizuno Coaches Poll for NCAA Division III women’s colleges. 

The team had finished 6th at the NCAA Div III Women’s Finals in Houston, Texas, back in March, where Malini had led them to a team total score of 1209. 

Photo – DP World Tour

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