Cromvoirt, Netherlands, 29-05-2023

Shubhankar Sharma finishes tied 16th at KLM Dutch Open on DP World Tour

Arjun Atwal finishes tied 49th on Senior Major debut at Senior PGA Championship

Shubhankar Sharma was bogey free on the final day, but would still have been disappointed with just two birdies for a round of 2-under 70 that saw him finish Tied-16th. Sharma with rounds of 67-74-72-70 totalled 5-under for the week.

Pablo Larrazábal of Spain produced a brilliant finish as he birdied the final two holes to win for the second time in his last three starts.

Sharma, who started the week with a 67, shot 74-72 in his middle two rounds and both included a double bogey each day. On the final day, while he avoided the bogeys, he could not get many of his birdie putts to drop.

Shubhankar who started the year with a T-7 in Abu Dhabi has since finished in Top-20 only twice, at the Hero Indian Open, where he was T-13 and his week in KLM Open a T-16. Sharma is currently 65th on the Race to Dubai rankings.

Manu Gandas the other Indian in the field missed the cut.

At the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship played at the Fields Ranch East in Frisco, Texas, Arjun Atwal finished Tied-49th. Atwal making his Senior Major debut had one birdie against two bogeys and a double bogey in his final round of 75. Arjun playing only his second event on the Champions Tour had rounds of 73-72-72-75 for a total of 4-over 292.

Jeev Milkha Singh had missed the cut earlier.

By V Krishnaswamy

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