Women's Golf Association of India

(Professional Golf)

Diksha dagar in action

Dagar misses cut, while bogey free Sharma makes the weekend

Stockholm, Sweden June 10: Shubhankar Sharma rallied in the second round to make the cut at the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed while Diksha Dagar was unable to find the form that gave her two Top-10s in recent weeks.

Dagar, who was 5-over for the first round went to 3-over in the second and missed the cut by a long distance. Dagar, who was tied eighth in Helsingborg and Tied-sixth in Belgium, had two birdies against one bogey and two double bogeys, both of which came on par-5s.

The event saw 78 men and 78 women start together in the unique two million dollar event at Ullna Golf Club. The cut fell at even par.

Sharma, who had. disappointing 75 in the first round was bogey free in the second round with birdies on third and fifth, 12th and 15th and rose to Tied-48rh.

Meanwhile, on a sensational second day Dale Whitnell fired a 61 (-11) and took a six-stroke lead heading into the weekend. The 34-year-old Englishman got off to a hot start rolling three birdies on his opening three holes, he then added further birdies on five, six and eight to make the turn in 30 (-6).

In outright second place on the leader board on 11-under-par is Germany’s Yannik Paul, who was the co-leader after the first round. The German began the day at Ullna Golf Club on seven-under and opened with two birdies in his first three holes. Paul then had a bogey sandwiched between birdies on holes seven, eight and nine before making two more birdies and one bogey on his back nine for a round of 68 (-4).

Scotland’s Richie Ramsay is in third place on 10-under-par having carded a bogey-free round of 66 (-6) on the second day in Sweden.

America’s John Catlin is fourth on eight-under-par with South Africa’s Justin Walters and Søren Kjeldsen one shot further back.

Six players are in a tie for seventh place on six-under-par with eight players a shot further adrift on five-under-par including England’s Alice Hewson and France’s Emma Grechi.

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Seher Atwal receiving winner's cheque and trophy from Ms. Shiraz Saheed Singh, Committee Member-DGC.