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Shubhankar will get off to disappointing begin in ISPS Handa golf

Omitama [Japan], April 21 (ANI): India’s sole entrant Shubhankar Sharma suffered two double bogeys within the area of three holes as he scored 2-over 72 and was mendacity Tied 117th after the primary spherical of the 2023 ISPS Handa Championships.

Sharma opened with a birdie on his first gap, ranging from the tenth gap. He added a birdie on first, his tenth gap, and had yet one more birdie later. However in between he had double bogeys on the second and fourth and one other bogey for a disappointing begin.

Andy Sullivan and Kim Yeongsu posted opening 63s to cleared the path after the primary spherical. Sullivan, who had 4 wins on the DP World Tour, had eight birdies and one bogey, whereas South Korean Kim turned in a bogey-free first spherical containing seven birdies to hitch Sullivan on seven below par.

Swede C and South African Deon Germishuys had been one shot behind the leaders in a three-way tie for third.

Home favourites Keita Nakajima, Yosuke Asaji and Ryutaro Nagano had been on 5 below alongside South African Jacques Kruyswijk, Swede Sebastian Soderberg, Brad Kennedy of Australia, New Zealand’s Daniel Hillier and Marcel Schneider of Germany.

They ended the day tied for sixth, simply two pictures adrift of the early tempo set by Sullivan and Yeong-su.

Evergreen Australian Brad Kennedy additionally made his presence felt with a gap 65, becoming a member of the Japanese trio to maintain the JGTO flag flying excessive in opposition to their rivals from the DP World Tour within the ground-breaking match collectively sanctioned by the JGTO and DP World Tour for the primary time in Japan.

Nakajima can be pumped as much as preserve the strong run going within the early season after beginning strongly with a tied-eighth on the Token Homemate Cup and ending solo ninth on the Kansai Open final week.

With a two-year exemption on the DP World Tour up for grabs this week, Nakajima is aware of exactly what’s at stake. (ANI)