Sports World: Mardan has decent day but trails by nine

Mardan has decent day but trails by nine

NEW DELHI • Singapore's top golfer Mardan Mamat shot a two-under 70, mixing four birdies and two bogeys, to total 211 after the penultimate round of the Indian Open, which he won back in 2004.

The 48-year-old, who is ranked 341st in the world, sits joint 20th, nine strokes behind leader S.S.P. Chowrasia (68) of India.

Feng upsets Zhu in Kuwait Open

KUWAIT CITY • Singapore's top woman paddler Feng Tianwei stunned China's world No. 3 Zhu Yuling 4-1 (11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7) yesterday in the last eight of the Kuwait Open and will play second-ranked Ding Ning in today's semi-finals.

Yu Mengyu and Lin Ye lost 1-3 (6-11, 7-11, 12-10, 7-11) to Hong Kongers Jiang Huajun and Lee Ho Ching in the quarter-finals of the doubles. The other Singaporeans had already exited their events at even earlier stages.

S'pore sevens side make last 8 in Borneo

The Singapore national rugby sevens team advanced to the Borneo Sevens Cup quarter-finals, after finishing as Pool A runners-up behind Hong Kong with three wins in four matches yesterday.

They beat Sabah Eagles (7-5), ATM (31-0) and Belgium Barbarians (17-10) but lost 0-29 to Hong Kong, and will face Australian side Charis Melbourne today.

Cheetahs take the lead, Stags in second

Hougang United are the surprise S-League football leaders with 10 points from five games after beating Balestier Khalsa 1-0 at home last night, thanks to Stipe Plazibat's fifth goal of the season.

Tampines Rovers moved into second spot following a 2-1 win over holders Brunei DPMM in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Champs Stingrays bitten by Sharks

Defending champions Sneakers Stingrays suffered their first loss of the Netball Super League, going down 43-50 to the Tiger Sharks yesterday.

Last year's runners-up Magic Marlins beat Mission Mannas 42-39, while Blaze Dolphins trounced newcomers Fier Orcas 71-41.

Kim holds Founders Cup halfway lead

LOS ANGELES • South Korean Kim Sei Young backed up her low opening round at the LPGA JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix with another impressive effort on Friday, shooting a six-under 66 to go two shots clear.

Last season's rookie of the year, who shot a 63 on Thursday, moved to 129 at Wildfire Golf Club, two clear of Brittany Lang. Jacqui Concolino (64) and Italian Giulia Sergas (68) share third at 132.


Rossi stays with Yamaha 2 more years

DOHA • Motorcycling star Valentino Rossi has signed a two-year extension with Yamaha that will keep the nine-time world champion with the Japanese team beyond his 39th birthday.

The Italian returned to Yamaha in 2013 after two unsuccessful years at Ducati and he finished runner-up behind team-mate Jorge Lorenzo last season.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 20, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe