Sharma, who ended 2020 with a good set of results, had a disappointing start but he hopes for a better week as he tees off with George Coetzee and Andrea Pavan early in the morning at 7.30 am.
Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma rounded off the week with a three-under 68 for a total of nine-under 275 to finish tied seventh at the Italian Open.
India's SSP Chawrasia shot an even-par 71 in the second round to make the cut, but it was curtains for compatriot Gaganjeet Bhullar at the Open de Espana golf tournament.
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship: India's Gaganjeet Bhullar tied 53rd in first round; Shubhankar Sharma trails at 104
Gaganjeet Bhullar made a perfect start with three birdies on the trot but cooled off thereafter to be tied 53rd with a three-under 68 in the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Long-time friends Anirban Lahiri, Gaganjeet Bhullar reunite to represent India at Melbourne World Cup of golf
Anirban Lahiri and Gaganjeet Bhullar are making their second appearances in the World Cup of Golf this week. Lahiri first partnered Bhullar in the team event in 2013.
World Cup of Golf: Anirban Lahiri picks Gaganjeet Bhullar as teammate after Shubhankar Sharma’s withdrawal
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Sharma believes he is close to rediscovering the form that led him to two wins on the Asian Tour and is capable of following the footsteps of Hideki Matsuyama, who won the title in 2016.
CIMB Classic: Shubhankar Sharma gets second career Top 10 finish on PGA Tour; emotional Marc Leishman wins title
Shubhankar Sharma was unable to find the momentum that had carried him into a share of the lead after three rounds as he slid to Tied-10th on the final day of the CIMB Classic. Yet, it was his second Top 10 finish on the PGA Tour.
Sharma, who was recently bestowed with the Arjuna Award, was in tied 14th place, four shots behind the surprise leader Bronson Burgoon (63) of USA.
CIMB Classic: Shubhankar Sharma says one good round can help him get his confidence back ahead of Kuala Lumpur event
Shubhankar Sharma along with the in-form Gaganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri — who has been here before and was T-3 in 2015 — and Rahil Gangjee lead the Indian contingent.
Mercuries Taiwan Masters: Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia fights back to finish Tied-5th after first round
SSP Chawrasia, who has missed 15 cuts in 21 starts this season, was three-over through the first seven holes and was staring at another bleak week, when his putter started working.
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Going into the final round, Gaganjeet Bhullar withstood intense pressure as he holed a monstrous chip from outside the green for an eagle-three at the 17th to head into the last hole with a one-shot advantage over Quayle.
Asked what would be his strategy in the weekend, Shubhankar said, "I exactly know how that course behaves. I'll be aggressive tomorrow."
Shubhankar Sharma's soaring career graph is proof of the success of indigenous training in Indian golf
Shubhankar's career graph continues to soar and on Tuesday he checked in at No 72 in the official world golf rankings, thereby narrowly overtaking his senior country-mate and PGA Tour member Anirban Lahiri who sits at No 76.
Shubhankar Sharma rises to 72nd position in world rankings to become the best Indian golfer in the world
Shubhankar Sharma on Monday emerged as the best Indian golfer in the world, grabbing the 72nd position in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) after his recent title triumph at Maybank Championship.
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Bhullar now has nine international wins to his credit including one on the European Challenge Tour.
Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri reeled off seven successive birdies to make the play-off but missed the title after losing to Thai Pavit Tangkamolprasert on the final day of the Venetian Macao Open in Macao on Sunday.