Difficult start for Diksha, Tvesa and Sharma in Sweden | Golf News

GOTHENBURG: Indian golfers Diksha Dagar, Shubhankar Sharma and Tvesa Malik got off to a rocky start at the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed and are at risk of missing the cut.
Diksha with a 2 of 74 was the best of the three Indians at 114th place, while Sharma and Tvesa carded 4 of 76 each and were T-140th.
All three will need strong second-round cards to make the weekend. The top 65 and ties will make the cut.
Diksha had two birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey, while Tvesa had three birdies but also three bogeys and two double bogeys.
Sharma, who has missed four cuts in the last five starts, is expected to miss another. He had two birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey.
Meanwhile, Italian amateur Carolina Melgrati produced a spectacular first-round 7 under 65 to split the lead at four.
The Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed is a co-sanctioned event between the LET and the DP World Tour with 78 men and women each playing for the same $2 million prize and trophy with Henrik Stenson and Annika Sörenstam as hosts.
The 19-year-old Melgrati, who finished T4 at the Italian Women’s Open last week, landed a par-5 eagle in 11th in addition to six more birdies against a single bogey in the eighth.
Melgrati was joined at the top of the standings by Scotsman Craig Howie, Frenchman Matthieu Pavon and Spaniard Santiago Tarrio, who all clocked rounds of 65.
Four players were tied for fifth place, including England’s Liz Young and Sweden’s Linn Grant after both shooting 6-under rounds at 66.
At the end of the first day, 16 players are tied for 11th of four under par, including local LET winner Julia Engström, German duo Karolin Lampert and Leonie Harm, France’s Anne-Lise Caudal, England’s Rosie Davies and Italian Virginia Elena Carta.

Michael C. Ford