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December 23, 2015

IGU congratulates Aditi for making LET cut

Pune, Dec 23: Indian Golf Union (IGU) president Anil Seolekar on Wednesday congratulated teenaged prodigy Aditi Ashok for becoming the first Indian to win a Qualifying School event on an International Tour.The 17-year-old Aditi Ashok (23-under) emerged winner by three shots in the five-round European Tour’s Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifier in Morocco on Tuesday. Her five rounds included a record-breaking 10-under 62 in the third round. “It is a matter of great pride for Indian golf and the Indian Golf…

Mithun Perera and team win Pro-Am McLeod Russel Golf

Kolkata, Dec 23: Sri Lankan golfer Mithun Perera led his team to victory at the second Pro-Am (Professional-Amateur) event of the McLeod Russel Tour Championship 2015 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here on Wednesday.The Pro-Am event was played in the Strokeplay (nett) format with all amateurs receiving 3/4th of their original handicap as their allowance. Maximum strokes permitted were 18. Two best nett scores per hole were counted towards the team total. The team score comprised the aggregate of the two best nett…

Woods still harbours dream of winning Majors

New York, Dec 23: American golf icon Tiger Woods says despite a physically draining year he is still dreaming of adding to his haul of 14 Major titles.Former World No.1 Woods struggled throughout the season as he found the return from a severe back injury tough. The 39-year-old showed signs of improvement as he finished tied 17th in the year's first Major at the Augusta Masters. But later he missed the cuts at the rest of the three Majors -- for the first time in his career he witnessed no weekend action in consecutive…

Coric eager to face Wawrinka in Chennai Open final

Chennai, Dec 23: Croatian teenage tennis player Borna Coric on Wednesday said he is looking forward to a dream men's singles final against defending champion Stan Wawrinka at the 2016 Chennai Open.The 19-year-old will be participating here for the second year in a row and is looking forward to playing in the 20th edition of the tournament which starts January 4. "It was my first time in Chennai last year and I enjoyed it a lot. The tournament is very well organised, the crowd was amazing, and I met all my Indian…

Kapil compares ‘crowd puller’ Yuvraj to McEnroe, Maradona

New Delhi, Dec 23: India's first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev expressed delight on Wednesday at Yuvraj Singh's inclusion in the Twenty20 squad, adding that the swashbuckling left-hander has the ability to draw people to watch the game like other sporting greats John McEnroe and Diego Maradona."Yuvraj is the most exciting cricketer India has produced in recent times. He has that character like McEnroe or Maradona. There is something about him that makes people want to watch him whether he is batting,…
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