Strong finish takes Shubhankar into weekend rounds in Denmark

Published on May 29, 2021 05:26 PM IST

Shubhankar Sharma, who has had a mixed bag in 2021, shot 1-under 70 in the first round and then began the second round with a bogey.

Shubhankar Sharma(HT Archives)
Shubhankar Sharma(HT Archives)
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India's Shubhankar Sharma closed strongly with three birdies in the last five holes for a card of 2-under 69 in the second round to make the cut at the Made at HimmerLand golf tournament here.

Sharma rose to 3-under for 36 holes and made the cut comfortably in tied 40th place.

The Indian ace, who has had a mixed bag in 2021, shot 1-under 70 in the first round and then began the second round with a bogey.

Birdies on the fifth and the sixth salvaged the situation before a bogey on the ninth meant he was even for the day at the turn. A bogey on the 13th was followed by birdies on the 14th, 16th and 17th for a day's work of 69.

Sharma had a good day on the greens with just 25 putts and that made a big difference on a day when conditions were not very easy.

Defending champion Austrian Bernd Wiesberger, the winner when the event was last held in 2019, moved into a two-shot halfway lead.

The 35-year-old Wiesberger added a 65 to his opening 66 for an 11-under halfway total in Denmark. Wiesberger has seven birdies and a single bogey. He was two clear of his compatriot Matthias Schwab (66).

Sweden's Alexander Bjork (63) holed an ace on the 16th on way to a round of 63, which placed him third.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.
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