July 22 Indian sports news wrap: Parupalli Kashyap loses in Taipei Open quarterfinal – SportsMediaz


BADMINTON

Kashyap, Tanisha lose in Taipei Open, India’s campaign over

Indian campaign ended at the Taipei Open badminton tournament after Parupalli Kashyap and Tanisha Crasto suffered narrow defeats in the quarterfinals of the singles and doubles competitions respectively, here on Friday.

Third seed Kashyap’s impressive run ended with a 12-21 21-12 17-21 loss to Soong Joo Ven of Malaysia in a 55-minute match of the Super 300 tournament.

Tanisha also had a disappointing day as she suffered defeats in both the mixed and women’s doubles competition.

Tanisha and Ishaan Bhatnagar, seeded sixth, lost 19-21 12-21 to Malaysia’s Hoo Pang Ron and Toh Ee Wei in the mixed doubles match that lasted 32 minutes.

The 19-year-old Dubai-born Tanisha then produced a gallant fight with her women’s doubles partner Shruti Mishra but couldn’t go past Hong Kong’s sixth seeds Ng Tsz Yau and Tsang Hiu Yan, losing 16-21 22-20 18-21 in just over an hour.

-PTI

GOLF

Seher Atwal wins 10th leg of Hero WPGT with final hole birdie

Seher Atwal kept her nerves and fired a birdie on the final hole to win her first title of the season in the 10th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour here on Friday.

Seher was runner-up in her last two starts.

A dramatic battle unfolded on the final day at the Prestige Golfshire with no less than four contenders for the title.

Seher (72) lost her overnight lead early on the front nine and Sneha Singh led at the turn with a two-under 34 front nine.

Then Nayanika Sanga (70) made a charge to set the clubhouse target. For Neha Tripathi, the putts would not fall. She ended with a par on 18th and an even par 72, though a birdie on the last hole would have forced a play-off with Seher, whose last 10 holes with three birdies and no bogeys clinched the issue.

Nayanika Sanga, a Gurgaon golfer who turned 18 last month, turned in a fine performance finishing with 2-under 70. She ended one short of Seher and was in a tie for second with Neha Tripathi (72).

Seher started the final day one shot ahead of Neha, but dropped three shots on the first, third and sixth while Neha had just one bogey on fifth. At that point Neha was one shot ahead of Seher. Neha birdied the eighth.

The battle became intense as Seher birdied the ninth and Neha bogeyed it for a two-shot swing that brought them level, but both were two shots behind the third player in the final group, Sneha. She played a superb front nine of 2-under 34 with four birdies and two bogeys.

Seher birdied the 11th to go ahead, Neha pulled level with a birdie on 12th and the duo was level till they came to the 18th. Seher pulled off a birdie, while Neha missed out.

Sneha’s chance ended with a bogey on 17th, and she parred 18th for a card of 72 with five birdies and five bogeys. She finished 2-under 214 in fourth place.

Neha, who held a share of the first-round lead, paid the price of two bogeys on the front nine, though she did have a birdie too.

On the back nine Neha had just one birdie and ended with a par on 18th where she needed a birdie to get into a play-off with Seher. 

-PTI

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