Strong 4-under begin for Shubhankar


Tenerife (Spain)

Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma overcame an early double bogey to card a 4-under 67 that placed him tied-15th at the Canary Islands Open here today. Sharma, who missed the cut in his last two events, started with a double bogey on the 10th hole, but five birdies in his next seven holes ensured it was a profitable day. Also finishing with decent cards were SSP Chawrasia (68) and Gaganjeet Bhullar (69), who were tied-24 and tied-36, respectively.

London
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