20 Feb 2017 Brown’s 63 ties for stroke play honours England’s Dan Brown fired a stunning nine-under 63 to tie for the stroke play honours at the South African Amateur Championship in Port Elizabeth. But he was pipped into second place for the matchplay draw after losing on the fourth hole of a sudden death play-off to South Africa’s Chris Woollam, who won the Proudfoot Trophy. The two players had tied on 15-under after the 36 holes of qualifying. Brown, the English amateur champion from Masham in Yorkshire, opened with six-under 66 and was tied fifth after the first round. Then he came out for the second round with all guns blazing. He had two eagles and two birdies in his first five holes and reached the turn in six-under 29. He had a solitary bogey on the short 14th as he came home in three-under. But Brown had to wait to find out that his first round matchplay opponent was fellow England international Sean Towndrow – one of three companions on an England Golf tour of South Africa, alongside Josh Hilleard and James Walker. Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire) came through an 18-man play-off for the last three places in the match play draw with a birdie on the first hole. Other English players who safely reached the match play – without the drama of a play-off – are Mitchell Waite (Filton, Gloucestershire), James Walker (The Oaks, Yorkshire), Joe Long (Lansdown, Gloucestershire) and Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton, Northamptonshire). Brown has already taken third place in the South African stroke play. Click here for matchplay scores
Kolkata: A floor tile popped up creating a gap on Dakshineswar skywalk triggering tension among a section of the devotees who visited the temple on Wednesday afternoon.The hawkers, who have put up their stalls on the skywalk, expressed their concern in this regard. Kamarhati Municipal Chairman Gopal Saha said there was nothing to worry about as the floor tile popped up probably because of the excessive heat. At times, similar incidents take place during summer at other places too. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaExperts and engineers rushed to the spot to assess the situation. The damage will be repaired soon. Security personnel and the local authorities put up a barricade around the damaged portion of the skywalk. The reason behind the incident is yet to be confirmed. Local residents questioned how could a floor tile in the newly constructed skywalk pop up. Some local resident said around 1 pm they heard a loud thud. Many devotees were on the skywalk on their way to temple when the incident took place. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayPeople saw the floor tile coming out creating a wide gap on the skywalk. The security personnel deployed at the skywalk rushed to the spot and cordoned-off the damaged portion. According to Saha, the skywalk remained operational after the incident as experts said there was no risk. Firhad Hakim, the State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister, said there was no crack in the floor of the skywalk and possibly there could be some welding problem.