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Asa Miller finishes in top 70 of men’s giant slalom

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Philippines’ Asa Miller competes in the Men’s Giant Slalom at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINIAsa Miller made a huge leap in his second run to finish 70th overall in the men’s giant slalom event in alpine skiing Sunday in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter OIympics at Yongpyong Alpine Centre.Seeking to improve his time of 1:27.52 after finishing 81st in Run 1, the Fil-Am alpine skier performed better in Run 2, completing the course in 1:22.43, the 68th-best in the round.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments LATEST STORIES That showing hiked his total time to 2:49.95, still 31.91 seconds behind the leader but enough to get him a spot in the top 70 among 108 competitors.Marcel Hirscher of Austria claimed the gold medal after topping the field with a total time of 2:18.04.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHenrik Kristoffersen of Norway made a huge run in Run 2 to take home the silver with his 2:19.31, while Alexis Pinturault of France settled for bronze with his time of 2:19.35.Miller will compete in the men’s slalom event on Thursday. UE should have a ‘win now’ mentality, says Adorador Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

British Open: Anirban Lahiri and Jeev Milkha Singh make it a day of records for Indian golf

first_imgDebutant Anirban Lahiri and the seasoned Jeev Milkha Singh combined to give India one of its most memorable days in a Major championships, as both made the halfway cut at the 141st Open Championships on Friday.Even as a good number of players were still out on the course, the two Indians were assured of action over the weekend at the Royal Lytham & St Annes.A huge sense of relief seemed to envelop both Lahiri and Jeev, as they finished about an hour of each other. Lahiri came back with a battling twoover 72 in the second round that brought him to even-par 140 for 36 at the halfway stage.A little later Jeev also overcame the tough and soggy conditions to card 71 and finish his first 36 holes at one-over 141 with the cut likely at two-over 142.On Thursday, Lahiri had shot a stunning bogey-free twounder 68 opening round, at the end of which he was lying as high at tied 14th.As Lahiri expressed happiness and relief at making the cut, his senior, Jeev, who won the Scottish Open last week, said, “It is a great thing for Indian golf. I am sure this will raise the interest and profile of Indian golf. Personally I am very happy for Lahiri.On his own play, he added, “It is nice for me to make the cut, finally at the Open. The course is playing tough and I am only a few shots away from the top-10 guys, so I can make a charge on the weekend.”advertisementA very happy Lahiri said, “If someone had offered me an even- par score at the end of two rounds before the start I would have taken it.”But he added, “I didn’t hit it as well as I would have liked. My putting wasn’t as good as yesterday. I probably hit it better than yesterday as I hit more fairways. I gave myself opportunities but didn’t convert them. I probably found two or three bunkers more than I would have liked and today wasn’t easy to get out of bunkers.Their efforts brought in a string of new landmarks for Indian golf as two Indians had never before made the cut in the same Major. Lahiri also became only the second Indian after Jeev to make the cut on his debut in the Major.Jeev is now the only Indian to have made the cut in all four Majors and his best has been tied ninth at the 2009 PGA Championships.Brandt Snedeker (66-64) of the US shot a stunning second round 64, the same as first round leader Adam Scott, and took over the lead at 10- under. Scott, who started later was two- under through 13 holes and moved to eight-under with five more to play.Also lurking around a move was Tiger Woods, who after his first round 67 was two-under through eight holes and was five-under overall in third place, one ahead of Graeme McDowell who was four-under with nine to play.last_img read more