Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s promising golfer Shakhawat Hossain Sohel ended with the joint 31st slot in the PGM MIDF Championship after three-over 75 in the final round at Kota Seriemas Golf and Country Club course in Malaysia on Saturday.
American Sam Gillis secured his maiden Asian Development Tour (ADT) title prevailing in a play-off at the approx. US$58,000 event.
Gillis staged a remarkable comeback when he traded six birdies against two bogeys to card a four-under-par 68 and force a play-off against overnight leader Thailand’s Itthipat Buranatanyarat who returned with a 70 in the final round.
The 23-year-old rookie Gillis went head to head with Itthipat after the duo finished on a 14-under-par 274 total at the end of regulation play. Gillis eventually earned the victory on the third play-off hole.
Sohel, who claimed the PGM Miri Championship title for his maiden ADT in early September in Malaysia, aggregated a four-over-par 292 [72-68-77-75] to share his spot with five other golfers, slipping from joint 23rd spot.
Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) - Lieutenant General Md. Shafiqur Rahman emerged winner in the Daffodil Captain Cup Golf Tournament that concluded at the Kurmitola Golf Course here on Friday.
Shahidul Haque finished runners-up while Shaila Parvin became winner among the female participants in the meet.
The Prize Distribution Ceremony of ‘Daffodil Captain Cup Golf Tournament’ was also held on Friday at Kurmitola Golf Club.
Chief of General Staff of Bangladesh Army Lieutenant General Md. Shafiqur Rahman was the chief guest at the function and later he distributed the prizes among the winners.
Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Daffodil Family delivered welcome address.
The function was also attended by Major General Md. Enayet Ullah, Vice President, Kurmitola Golf Club, Brigadier General Md. Sayeed Siddiki, Club Captain, Kurmitola Golf Club, Brigadier General Abidur Reza Khan (Retd), Chairman, Tournament Committee, Kurmitola Golf Club, were present among others.
More than 500 male and female golfers took part in different categories of the tournament.
Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) – The 10-day sports festival of the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) on the occasion of its 64th founding anniversary concluded on Saturday with a mini marathon competition.
Moniruzzaman Ujjal of Jagonews 24.com retained the mini marathon title for the member of above 45 years age group while Syed Mamun of BSS retained the table tennis crown.
There were six categories of events for club members and their families at the mini marathon.
Chairman of the Saif Powertek and Saif Global Sports Ltd Tarafder M Ruhul Amin was the chief guest at the day’s closing and prize distribution ceremony.
JPC Senior Vice-president Saiful Alam, general secretary Farida Yasmin, convener of sports committee Kalyan Saha and veteran sports journalist Mohammad Quamruzzaman also spoke on the occasion where club member and Editor of Bhorer Kagoj Shymal Dutta was also present.
Inthe other mini marathon races on Saturday, SK Enamul Haque clinched men’s above 55 years’ age group title, Tariqul Islam Masum in the men’s U-45 group competition, Shahnaz Sharmin in the women’s competition, Ahona Anjum in the girls group and Mahfuz Hasan in the boys group for the children of club members.
Some 300 competitors took part in chess, table tennis, air gun shooting, games, spade trump, ludo and marathon competitions of the meet.
Sotogrande, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — Marc Warren helped his chances of retaining his European Tour card by moving into equal-second place behind Englishman Ashley Chesters at the rain-hit Andalucia Valderrama Masters on Friday.
Bad weather interrupted play for a second straight day at the Real Club Valderrama in southern Spain before darkness caused the second round to be suspended until Saturday, with overnight Chesters still ahead at 5-under.
Weather delays on Thursday, including a threat of lightning, had kept 60 golfers from finishing their opening round. They included Scottish player Warren, who went out on Friday and finished his first round with a 2-under 69.
He then made three birdies to go with one bogey on the first nine holes of the second round before play was halted. He joined Frenchman Gregory Bourdy one shot behind Chesters.
"I'm hitting the ball as well as I have in a long time," Warren said. "Hitting fairways and greens is the most important thing around here, so hopefully I wake up tomorrow with the same swing."
Chesters and Bourdy were among several golfers unable to play a single hole in the second round on Friday.
Warren, a three-time European Tour winner, has struggled this season and needs a strong performance to keep his playing privileges for next year.
Currently ranked 144th, Warren needs to break into the top 116 to keep his card.
Dhaka, Oct 19 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s promising golfer Shakhawat Hossain Sohel slipped down to joint 23rd position from joint 7th spot in the PGM MIDF Championship after the 3rd round at the Kota Seriemas Golf and Country Club course in Malaysia on Friday.
Sohel aggregated one-over-par 217 [72-68-77] and stayed 13 shots far away from the Thai leader, Itthipat Buranatanyarat, who took a two-shot lead after 3rd round in the approximate US$58,000 Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.
Itthipat remained on course in the flagship signing for a one-under-par 71 at the penultimate round.
Sohel, who claimed the PGM Miri Championship title for his maiden ADT in early September in Malaysia, started the day with a brilliant total of four-under 140, but traded five shots more than pars in the third round to share his spot with two other golfers.