Tvesa takes sole three-shot lead

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Amandeep Drall, runner-up in the second leg in Pune, shot 77 on a day when she had just one birdie against six bogeys, four of them on the back nine. She shared  the third place with Siddhi Kapoor.

AHMEDABAD: Tvesa Malik moved into a familiar pole position at the end of the first day of the third leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the  Kensville Golf & Country Club, on Wednesday. 

The event carries a purse of Rs. Eight lakhs. Playing at the Par-72 layout, Tvesa played steady golf with three birdies  and three bogeys for an even Par 72.

Her effort gave her a handy three shot lead ahead of Gaurika Bishnoi, who carded 75 after two bogeys in the last three holes. 

Amandeep Drall, runner-up in the second leg in Pune, shot 77 on a day when she had just one birdie against six bogeys, four of them on the back nine. She shared  the third place with Siddhi Kapoor.

Things did not pan out well for Gursimar Badwal, who won the second leg, as she shot six-over 78, the same as the winner of the first leg, Neha Tripathi. They were  both Tied-fifth alongside Smriti Mehra, Afshan Fatima and Jyotsana Singh.

On a course which was not yielding good scores, Tvesa, winner of the Hero Order of Merit last season, played smartly with a series of four pars before she got her  first birdie on the Par-3 fifth, only to give back the gains on the Par-3 eighth. On the back nine, she bogeyed 13th, but restored parity on the Par-5 14th. She moved  into red figures on the Par-5 17th, but again surrendered the advantage on the last hole.

In the second round, Mehar Atwal and Anisha Padukone will go out together in the first two-ball, followed by the second two-ball of Anousha Tripathi and Sonam  Chugh. The third group has Dolma Rawat, Komal Chaudhary and Ayesha Kapur, who will be followed by Sifat Alag, Ishvari Prasanna and Khushi Khanijau in the  fourth.

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