Hull fires into lead

INCHEON: Australian Katherine Hull fired six-under 66 to shoot into the lead of the USLPGA Hana Bank Kolon Championships after the first round here on Friday. Hull carded seven birdies to climb atop, two strokes clear of Amy Yang. — AFP

Maharjan finishes 8th

KATHMANDU: Bodybuilder Gyan Narayan Maharjan finished eighth at the first Asian Beach Games held in Bali, Indonesia from October 18-26. Maharjan finished ahead of three South Asian countries Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan in the 60-kg weight category. Likewise, Shyam

Shrestha finished 10th in the 65-kg section and Biru Maharjan came 11th in the 70-kg category. — HNS

Lifters off to Korea

KATHMANDU: A four-member Nepali team left for South Korea to take part in the sixth Asian Junior and ninth Senior Inter-club Weightlifting Championship to be held there from Saturday. Nepal Police Club’s Rakesh Ranjit will take part in the 77-kg section, while Jhanta Katuwal will participate in the 63-kg category on November 5. Senior coach Pradeep Shrestha and Rukesh Tandukar are also in the team. — HNS