Jahanvi (left) and Hitaashee Bakshi, the top two after first round. Pic: WGAI
Jaipur, March 17: The Bakshi sisters, who have been at the forefront of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour, for the last few weeks, added continued their excellent play as they occupied the top two spots at the end of the first round of the sixth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour.
Playing in windy conditions at the Rambagh Golf Club, last week’s winner Jahanvi continued from she left last week and was steady with two birdies against one bogey for one-under 69, while her younger sister Hitaashee shot one-over 71 to be tied second alongside Tvesa Malik and Amandeep Drall.
Gauri Karhade was tied fifth with Ridhima Dilawari at 72 as the back nine bit the players hard.
Shweta Singh (74) was seventh, while six players including Seher Atwal, Vani Kapoor, amateur Avani Prashanth, Ananya Datar, Neha Tripathi and amateur Nishana Patel were tied-eighth..
Jahanvi, who broke through for her maiden win last, starting from the more challenging back nine, began with five pars and a bogey and turned in one-over. On the second nine, she avoided any more errors and birdied second and sixth for a day’s work of 69.
Hitaashee, finishing 10 minutes before her sister, had four bogeys and just one birdie on her first nine, the back side of the course, but made up with birdies on sixth and eighth.
Hitaashee was joined was by Tvesa Malik another 10 minutes later. Tvesa had two birdies but gave away those gains with a double bogey on Par-3 sixth. Amandeep Drall, starting from 10th around the same time, had just one birdie on second and later bogeyed 11th and 18th.
Vani, one of the first to start, had three bogeys in first three holes and ended bogey-bogey on a rough day with 75. Seher suffered a triple bogey on Par-5 eighth in her 75.
Once again Avani Prashanth (75), already a winner this season, was the leading amateur.
Tee times for the second round of the sixth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at Rambagh Golf Club, Jaipur:
8:40 AM: Jyotsana Singh 85, Oviya Reddi 84
8:50 AM: Anisha Agarwalla 84, Mehar Atwal 83, Rhea Purvi Saravanan 83
9:00 AM: Gursimar Badwal 82 Geetika Ahuja 81 Rishika Muralidhar (A) 81 4 9:10 AM: Shagun Narain 81, Lakhmehar Pardesi 80, Ishvari Prasanna 79
9:20 AM: Saaniya Sharma 79, Trimann Saluja 78, Durga Nittur 78
9:30 AM: Gaurika Bishnoi 78, Rhea Jha 76, Kriti Chowhan (A) 76
8:40 AM: Khushi Khanijau 76, Seher Atwal 75
8:50 AM: Nishana Patel (A), 75 Neha Tripathi 75, Ananya Datar 75
9:00 AM: Avani Prashanth (A) 75, Vani Kapoor 75, Shweta Mansingh 74
9:10 AM: Ridhima Dilawari 72, Gauri Karhade 72, Amandeep Drall 71
9:20 AM: Tvesa Malik 71, Hitaashee Bakshi 71, Jahanvi Bakshi 69