Rough opening round for Indians, Diksha and Shubhankar, at Scandinavian Open -

Rough opening round for Indians, Diksha and Shubhankar, at Scandinavian Open

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Khel Today Bureau 

Stockholm Sweden: It was a rather slow start for Diksha Dagar and also for Shubhankar Sharma at the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed Open, an event jointly held on the Ladies European Tour and the DP World Tour.

Diksha was way down at 5-over 77 and Sharma was 3-over 75. With only top 65 and ties making the cut into the weekend. The Indian duo will will need a low  second round efforts to make the cut.

Diksha, who was in Top-10 finishes in the last two events on the LET, had two birdies and four bogeys on front nine and on the back nine of the Ullna Golf Club she had one birdie, two bogeys and a double bogey.

Sharma, who has had an up-and-down season, had three birdies, two of them the front nine of the Ullna Golf Club and he also had four bogeys . He also had a birdie on 10th and a double bogey on the par-5 15th.

Germany’s Yannik Paul and Denmark’s Niklas Nørgaard both fired opening rounds of 65 (-7) to lead at the end of the first day of  the co-sanctioned event between the LET and DP World Tour which has 78 men and 78 women playing for the same prize fund of US $2 million and one trophy.

Four players sit in a share of third place with France’s Frederic Lacroix, England’s Dale Whitnell, South Africa’s Louis De Jager and Thailand’s Trichat Cheenglab all on six-under-par.

Three players are  in a tie for seventh place with Germany’s Nicolai Van Dellingshausen, South Africa’s Justin Walters and Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen on five-under-par.

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