A wretched back nine marred Jeev Milkha Singh's card as he turned in an even-par 70 in the final round to end tied 54th in the RBC Canadian Open golf tournament. The seasoned Chandigarh pro finished with a total of three-under 277.
It was perfect start to the proceedings as Jeev slotted a birdie on the first hole. After making pars on the next six holes, the Indian gained consecutive shots on the eighth and ninth to make the turn three-under. Things, however, went awry in the back nine as Jeev stumbled to three bogeys -- on the 14th, 15th and 17th - to round off the day on a disappointing note. Swede Carl Pettersson bagged the top honours after returning his best card of the week — a 67 — to total 14-under 266.
Meanwhile, SSP Chowrasia continued his erratic form to card a second successive two-over 74 and sign off tied 47th in the Nordea Scandinavian Masters golf tournament in Stockholm. Chowrasia ended his campaign with a total of four-over 292 after managing three birdies against an equal number of bogeys and a double bogey.
Parimarjan to take on Andreikin
Biel ,Switzerland: Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi will hope to recover lost ground when he takes on Russian Dmitry Andreikin in the seventh round of the Young Grandmasters tournament, a part of 43rd Biel Chess Festival.
After the lone rest day, battle resumes in the category-17 event with Fabiano Caruana of Italy still in front on four points out of a possible six.
The tournament has thus far seen just nine decisive games out of a possible 30 and Negi has been involved in three of them ending on the losing side on all the occasions.
RK Khanna complex handed over to OC
New Delhi: The refurbished RK Khanna Tennis Complex on Monday became the first stadium, out of the 11 sporting venues, to be handed over to the Organising Committee for the October 3-14 Commonwealth Games.
“This is the first stadium handed over to OC formally. This has been rated one of the best among Commonwealth countries and with the inclusion of tennis discipline in the Games for the first time, I hope this venue will serve Indian players in great way to win medals at home,” said OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi.