Amandeep keeps two-shot lead; Oviya shoots day’s best of 68 in fourth leg of Hero WPG Tour
Bengaluru, Feb 20: Amandeep Drall birdied the closing hole at the Bangalore Golf Club to keep her two-shot lead after two rounds of the fourth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Bangalore Golf Club on Thursday. Amandeep had four birdies against five bogeys in her card of one-over 71. She is now level par following her first round 69.
At 140 after 36 holes, she is two shots ahead of Vani Kapoor, who shot a second straight 71 to get to two-over 142.
Amandeep began with a birdie but gave away that shot on the second before picking a birdie again on third. Two pars later she had back-to-back bogeys and another birdie on eighth. The next holes were more sedate with bogeys on 10thand 16thand a birdie on 18th.
Vani was steady with two birdies on the third and 12th, but had three bogeys on fifth, 10th and 17th. A good result will go a long way in restoring Vani’s confidence.
Chennai golfer Oviya Reddi, who has been consistently improving the last few weeks, came up with two separate bursts, one on either side of the turn for a round of 68, which was also the best this week. Oviya had a bogey on fourth, but had three birdies and a bogey in between in a four-hole stretch between sixth and ninth. After turning in one-under, she bogeyed the 11th, but had three birdies in a row from 14th and another bogey on 17th. At five-over 145, she is tied third with amateur Asmitha Sathish (73-72). Asmitha was pulled back by three bogeys in a row from 12th apart from birdies on sixth an 18th.
Neha Tripathi (74-73) is fifth, while Khushi Khanijau (77-71) is sixth. Saaniya Sharma (79-70) is seventh and Anousha Tripathi (75-75) is eighth. Amateur Sneha Sharan (76-75) and Gursimar Badwal (75-76) are tied 10th.
Tee times for third and final round of the fourth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour:
8:00 AM : Ananya Datar 155; Siddhi Kapoor 154; Gursimar Badwal 151;
8:10 AM : Sneha Sharan (A) 151; Anousha Tripathi 150; Saaniya Sharma 149;
8:20 AM : Khushi Khanijau 148; Neha Tripathi 147; Asmitha Sathish (A) 145;
8:30 AM : Oviya Reddi 145; Vani Kapoor 142; Amandeep Drall 140;
8:20 AM : Pranavi Urs 156; Ishvari Prasanna 156; Sonam Chugh 158;
8:30 AM : Geetika Ahuja 159; Suchitra Ramesh 159; Jyotsana Singh 162;
8:40 AM : Trimann Saluja 162; Afshan Fatima 162; Gurjot Badwal 163;
8:50 AM : Anisha Agarwalla 164; Mehar Atwal 164; Tanirika Singh 169;