Bengaluru, Feb 19: Three birdies in the last eight holes saw the steady Amandeep Drall take lead at the end of the first day of the fourth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Bangalore Golf Club on Wednesday.
Two over after first eight holes, Amandeep managed to avoid any more bogeys but found birdies on 11th, 15th and the 16th and finished at one-under 69. It was the only under par score of the day.
In contrast to Amandeep’s round, Vani Kapoor was two-under through the first eight holes she dropped shots on ninth, 11th and 16th and finished at 71, two shots behind the leader.
Local amateur Asmitha Sathish had no birdies but dropped shots on second, fourth and 16th for a card of 73.
Neha Tripathi (74) is fourth while Gursimar Badwal and Anousha Tripathi occupied the fifth spot together.
The second amateur in the field Sneha Sharan is seventh with 76 while Pranavi Urs, winner of last two events on the Hero WPGT, has a rough start with one birdie on the third and then had eight bogeys in the remaining 15 holes. Three times she had back-to-back bogeys.
Interestingly Pranavi won last week despite a card eight-over 80 in the third leg.
So Pranavi will be hoping to make up over the next two days, just as she did last week.
Tee times for Round 2 of the fourth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at Bangalore Golf Club:
10:00 AM : Siddhi Kapoor 78; Geetika Ahuja 78; Pranavi Urs 77
10:10 AM : Khushi Khanijau 77; Oviya Reddi 77; Sneha Sharan (A) 76
10:20 AM : Gursimar Badwal 75; Asmitha Sathish (A) 73; Neha Tripathi 74
10: 30: Anousha Tripathi 75; Vani Kapoor 71; Amandeep Drall 69;
10:20 AM : Ananya Datar 78; Saaniya Sharma 79; Sonam Chugh 80
10:30 AM : Ishvari Prasanna 80; Jyotsana Singh 80; Trimann Saluja 80
10:40 AM : Gurjot Badwal 81; Afshan Fatima 81; Suchitra Ramesh 82
10:50 AM : Anisha Agarwalla 82; Mehar Atwal 82; Tanirika Singh 84