Shub­hankar tied-third, Fitz­patrick leads in Rome

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport - Jo­hor Bahru:

Rome: In­dian golfer Shub­hankar Sharma over­came his up-and-down ride in the clos­ing stages and birdied two of his fi­nal three holes to card two-un­der 69 on the sec­ond day at the Ital­ian Open.

The 23-year-old Sharma is now seven-un­der and tied-third at the Ol­giata Golf Club. The In­dian had six birdies with two dropped shots and a dou­ble bo­gey for a 69. Right at the top was English golfer Matthew Fitz­patrick (67-65), who fired a six-un­der 65 to edge one shot clear of Den­mark's Joachim B Hansen (67-66) at the half­way mark.

Ju­nior hockey team beats Malaysia

The In­dian ju­nior men's hockey team ral­lied from two-goal deficit to beat hosts Malaysia 4-2 in its open­ing match of the 9th Sul­tan of Jo­hor Cup here on Satur­day. Pratap Lakra (19th and 33rd), Shi­lanand Lakra (39th), Ut­tam Singh (60th) scored for In­dia.

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