Shubhankar shoots modest 72 on Day 1 of UK Championship

Belfry, August 28

Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma accomplished his unfinished opening spherical of the 2020 ISPS Handa UK Championship with an even-par 72 right here on Friday.

The 24-year-old Indian, who missed the minimize in three of the final 4 begins within the ongoing UK Swing, began at even-par by way of 13 holes and had 5 straight pars for a 72.

Sharma, who had three birdies, one bogey and one double on the par-4 10th as circumstances had been moist, will want a superb second spherical to make the minimize.

On Thursday, South African Justin Walters made the many of the beneficial early circumstances to publish a superb bogey-free 64 and open up a three-shot lead on the inaugural day of the 2020 ISPS Handa UK Championship.

With 4 hours being misplaced attributable to climate, the primary spherical couldn’t end and it was accomplished on Friday morning.

Walters stayed three away from Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, Benjamin Herbert, Scott Vincent and Joel Sjoholm – all of whom shot 67 every. When darkness fell, there have been 59 gamers nonetheless out on the course.

The spotlight of Walters’ glorious spherical was a chipped-in eagle on the 15th to get to 8-under when the rain started to fall closely. He managed to finish his spherical however some nonetheless needed to begin their spherical.

The course file of 63 seemed at risk however in moist climate Walters was completely happy to get in with three pars and a 64.

The 39-year-old Walters had missed the minimize by only a single shot in three of his final 4 occasions on the UK Swing. PTI

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