Golfer Vani takes lead on day 1 of Hero women’s Tour

Noida, Nov 30 (IANS) Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor carded one over 73 to take the lead on day one of the 17th leg of the Hero women’s Professional Tour at the Noida Golf Club here on Wednesday.

Trailing her in second position is Vaishavi Sinha with a score of two over 74 in the Rs.6,00,000 event, which will culminate on Friday.

Vani had a unusual start carding a birdie less on her front nine, with a double bogey on the 8th hole. She dropped a shot on the 12th hole in her back nine, but a eagle on the 17th helped her to control the damage and take the lead on day one.

Local girl Vaishavi had a shaky start carding a double bogey on the 2nd hole. She went on to drop shots on the 5th and 8th holes and a birdie on the 6th in her front nine.

She got better as the day progressed and played a bogey free back nine, carding a birdie on the 14th hole to take the second position.

Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma carded a birdie on the 3rd hole, while dropping shots on the 1st, 5th and 7th in her front nine. She dropped shots on the 11th and 12th holes, with her lone birdie on the 16th in her back nine to finish the round in the third spot with a score of three over 75.

Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall and Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra were tied fourth with identical scores of four over 76 while Neha Tripathi and Siddhi Kapoor are tied sixth along with Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima with identical scores of five over 77.

–IANS

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