Shubhankar tied-third, Fitzpatrick leads in Rome
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.