Tourrettes, France, Oct 8: Amandeep Drall had another fine start as she carded 1-under 71 and was T-5 at the end of the first day at the Terre Blanche Ladies Open on the Ladies European Access Series Tour.
Another Indian in the field, Vani Kapoor (77) was T-52.
Amandeep, a multiple winner on the domestic Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour, had four birdies against three bogeys. Her four birdies came in a stretch between sixth and 11th.
Sweden’s Linn Grant who was ranked fourth in the World Amateur Golf Ranking before turning professional in August, holds a two-shot lead at the end of day one after she fired an opening round of 68.
Three players are two strokes behind Grant with Russia’s Nina Pegova, France’s Mathilda Cappeliez and Denmark’s Amalie Leth-Nissen all shooting rounds of 70 (-2).
Five players are T5 after the first round including England’s Lily May Humphreys and Sweden’s Sofie Bringner, who are second and fourth on the Order of Merit. They are joined by France’s Emilie Alonso, India’s Amandeep Drall and Finland’s Niina Liias on one-under-par.