India’s Kartik wins singles but US beat fighting Internationals narrowly

first_img First Published: 10th December, 2019 09:02 IST Written By Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 10th December, 2019 09:02 IST India’s Kartik Wins Singles But US Beat Fighting Internationals Narrowly India’s promising amateur Kartik Sharma scored a superb singles win on the final day of the second Junior Presidents Cup golf tournament India’s promising amateur Kartik Sharma scored a superb singles win on the final day of the second Junior Presidents Cup golf tournament. Sharma ranked 190th on the World Amateur Golf Rankings, beat Stephen Campbell, Jr. who is a 2019 Rolex Junior All American and won the 2018 US Kids Teen World Championships. Sharma won 3-up as the match finished on the 16th hole.READ | Bala Devi Scripts Indian Women’s 3rd Straight Gold In South Asian GamesOn the first day, Sharma and Andi Xu lost to Preston Summerhays and Jackson Van Paris 6 and 4 in the day’s shortest match in the Foursomes. In the Four-Ball, Sharma and Xu went down 1-3 to Vishnu Sadgopan and Benjamin Jones. Sharma, based in New Delhi, plays at the DLF Golf and Country Club and is coached by Anitya Chand, a former Asian Games participant for India.READ | Ankit, Kalaivani Lead India To Six Boxing Gold Medals At 13th SAGDefending champions, the United States Team, however, withstood a gallant fight back from the International team to win the Junior Presidents Cup for a second consecutive time at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club on Monday. After taking a comfortable 9-3 lead from the opening day’s Four-Ball and Foursomes sessions, the American junior golfers saw the International Team pull to within three points in the Singles session through five wins in the top six matches, including a win by India’s Sharma.  But after that the Americans once again pushed hard and won through wins by Ian Siebers, Michael Thorbjornsen, Alexander Yang and Vishnu Sadagopan scored the final win to secure the title for the US Team at 13-11. Sharma won the New South Wales Amateur Open in Australia in January and also the Indian Golf Union Western India Amateur Championship by one stroke.  He is the second Indian to feature in the Junior Presidents Cup following Rayhan Thomas’ appearance in 2017. READ | MLB Winter Meetings: What To Expect From LA Dodgers In The Off-seasonREAD | Seattle Seahawks’ DK Metcalf Gets A Signature Coffee; It’s Called ‘Decaf Metcalf’ FOLLOW UScenter_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Will Smith leads Dodgers’ home run barrage in Miami

first_imgThe rookie right-hander retired the first nine batters he faced and didn’t allow a ball hit out of the infield until the fourth inning. May gave up just one run on three hits in 5 2/3 innings earning his first major-league win.“Dustin didn’t get ahead as much as he did his last start, wasn’t as sharp,” Roberts said.“In spurts there were some good throws in there. Getting ahead, he didn’t do as good a job. But when you don’t have your best stuff or your best command, to still go out there and put up zeroes, that’s where you have to tip your hat to a young player like Dustin.”It remains to be seen how May might fare in October — if given the chance this year. But August has been a breeze.Since being promoted from Triple-A at the start of the month, May has a 2.65 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over three starts with 15 strikeouts and just two walks in his first 17 big-league innings.“That they’re just normal people too. They get out like everybody else,” May said when asked what he had learned about big-league hitters in that time. “The only real difference is they hit the mistakes a little bit harder. So I just have to minimize the mistakes on my end.” The man Smith passed in both categories, Cody Bellinger, also homered Tuesday, matching his rookie season total (39) with 41 games to go.Justin Turner, Corey Seager and Matt Beaty also hit home runs as the Dodgers pounded Marlins pitchers. The first three (Jordan Yamamoto, Wei-Yin Chen and Austin Brice) didn’t give up a single hit — but gave up six home runs and five doubles (three to A.J. Pollock).The Dodgers didn’t get a single until the 12th of their 15 hits in the game (a two-out base hit by Kristopher Negron in the ninth) and that was immediately followed by another double, Ferguson’s, and the only triple of the night. Three runs scored when Marlins center fielder Lewis Brinson made an unsuccessful dive for Beaty’s line drive, allowing three runs to score.All of that made maintaining his curly locks in the Miami humidity Dustin May’s only real worry.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start It ended with catchers pitching for both teams. Bryan Holaday got the last out in the top of the ninth becoming the only one of six Marlins pitchers to record an out and not give up a run. Russell Martin topped that, closing out the game with a scoreless bottom of the ninth — maintaining his career 0.00 ERA after three appearances.“It was as good of a night as we’ve had all year and that’s saying a lot,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of the offensive assault which included back-to-back home runs on two occasions. “We only had two singles and that didn’t come until the ninth inning. Just really good at-bats all around to a man, really.“It’s just a relentless approach.”Rookie catcher Will Smith hit two of the Dodgers’ six home runs and drove in three of the runs. The two-homer game was Smith’s first, yet another item checked off his big-league bucket list. His nine home runs and 26 RBI are the most over the first 23 games of a career by anyone in franchise history — more of an offensive impact than the Dodgers could rightfully have expected.“Yeah, I guess so, I mean, up to this point as far as the production. You know you can bet on the makeup and the work ethic,” Roberts said. “He’s just very confident right now. He stays in the strike zone, has a really good plan every time he steps in the box and when he gets a pitch he’s not missing it.” Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Will Smith watches his solo home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. At right is Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) tosses his bat after striking out during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto stands on the mound as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, left, rounds first base after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Marlins’ Starlin Castro holds his helmet after flying out during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. The Dodgers won 15-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Marlins relief pitcher Wei-Yin Chen waits as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger runs the bases after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jordan Yamamoto throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock runs after hitting a double during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager (5) is met by A.J. Pollock (11) at the plate after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May is high-fived after being removed during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches two-run home run during the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May, right, hands the ball to manager Dave Roberts (30) as he is removed during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin delivers a pitch in relief during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. The Dodgers won 15-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Marlins assistant trainer Mike Kozak, right, talks with home plate umpire Chad Fairchild after Fairchild was hit by a pitch thrown by Miami Marlins reliever Jarlin Garcia during the ninth inning of the Marlins’ baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. The Dodgers won 15-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Will Smith watches his solo home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. At right is Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Dodgers’ Will Smith watches his solo home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Miami. At right is Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)ExpandMIAMI — It’s a long way from the top to the bottom of the National League.The Dodgers, the league’s best team with 80 wins, hammered that point — along with a lot of pitches — home Tuesday night, battering the league’s worst team, the Miami Marlins, 15-1.The Dodgers tied a franchise record with 13 extra-base hits (six home runs, six doubles and a triple) and set a Marlins Park record with six home runs. Nine different Dodgers had at least one extra-base hit — including reliever Caleb Ferguson who now has two major-league hits to cherish.The lopsided evening played out in front of announced crowd of 8,729 fans — many of them wearing Dodgers blue and not Marlins … whatever their latest team color is. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more