Bengaluru, June 15: Ridhima Dilawari fired a flawless 3-under 69 to grab a three shot lead at the end of the first round of the eighth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Karnataka Golf Association course.
Ridhima, who has not tasted a win since January 2021, had three birdies in a row from 11th to 13th and they came on a Par-5, Par-4 and a Par-3 as she carded 69.
Three little known youngsters, Agrima Manral (17), Disha Kavery (18) and Trimann Saluja (20) are tied for second with similar cards of even par 72 each.
Jahanvi Bakshi and Afshan Fatima were tied fifth with 73 each, while Lakhmehar Pardesi, Pranavi Urs and amateurs Jia Katariya and Smriti Bhargav were tied seventh with rounds of 74 each.
Ridhima was focused and will look forward to playing steady, as she has had some good starts but thereafter given away the advantage.
Trimann Saluja was impressive with six birdies, but she also gave away an equal number of bogeys, making it a unique card of six birdies, six pars and six bogeys.
Agrima had four birdies and four pars, while Disha was hit by a double bogey in a round that otherwise had four birdies and two bogeys.
Pranavi Urs was not in her flowing form, but she often makes up in the last two rounds. She had two birdies against four bogeys. Last week’s runner-up Asmitha Sathish had a rough outing with a round of 76, with two bogeys, a double and no birdies to be Tied-15th.
Tee times for Round 2 of the 8th leg of the Hero WPGT at Karnataka Golf Association, Bengaluru
1 7:00 am : Anaggha Venkatesh 90; Anisha Agarwalla 85; Geetika Ahuja 84;
2 7:10 am : Mehar Atwal 83; Ananya Datar 82; Marshneil Prasad 82;
3 7:20 am : Rhea Purvi Saravanan 81; Millie Saroha 79; Neha Tripathi 79;
4 7:30 am : Khushi Khanijau 79; Gauri Karhade 79; Rishika Muralidhar (A) 79;
5 7:45 am : Shweta Mansingh 78; Ishvari Prasanna 78; Rhea Jha 76;
6 7:55 am : Astha Madan 76; Jahnavi Prakhya (A) 76; Siddhi Kapoor 76;
7 8:05 am : Asmitha Sathish 76; Jyotsana Singh 76; Suchitra Ramesh 76;
8 8:15 am : Seher Atwal 76; Saanvi Somu (A) 75; Heena Kang (A) 75;
9 8:30 am : Gaurika Bishnoi 75; Durga Nittur 75; Smriti Bhargav (A) 74;
10 8:40 am : Pranavi Urs 74; Jia Kataria (A) 74; Lakhmehar Pardesi 74;
11 8:50 am : Afshan Fatima 73; Jahanvi Bakshi 73; Disha Kavery 72;
12 9:00 am : Agrima Manral 72; Trimann Saluja 72; Ridhima Dilawari 69;