Edited by Anand Datla
Ahmedabad, 13th January, 2015: Amandeep Drall played an impressive round of golf to grab the lead on the first day of the second leg in the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2015. The girl from Panchkula, Amandeep carded the only under par score of the day, 1 under 71 at the Kalhaar Blues & Green golf course in Ahmedabad. Trailing Amandeep by one shot is Chandigarh golfer Saaniya Sharma who is placed second after the first round.
Playing in only her second event as a professional, Amandeep played an inspired front nine carding four birdies on the 4th, 5th,6th and 8th holes with a lone bogie on the 2nd hole. However, the latter half was a different story as she carded bogies on the 13th, 14th and 18th holes. She carded just one birdie on the 10th hole to return with a score of 1 under 71. In comparison with Amandeep, Chandigarh’s Saaniaya Sharma played a cautious round carding just one double bogey on the 6th hole. She carded two birdies on the 1st and 7th holes to finish the day on level par 72.
Kapurthala golfer Gursimar Badwal carded 1 over 73 to take the third position. She carded two bogies on the 6th and 8th holes with three bogies on the 1st, 10th and 15th holes. She is followed by Vaishavi Sinha and Vani Kapoor, who are placed fourth and fifth respectively.
Vaishavi had an indifferent day and holed bogies on the 1st, 4th,11th, 15th and 16th holes along with birdies on the 13th , 14th and 18th holes to finish with a score of 2 over 74. Delhi’s Vani Kapoor too had an off day on the field. She carded four bogies on the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 10th holes. She made a comeback with birdies on the 12th, 14th and 17th holes, but a double bogie on the 18th hole pushed her to fifth position with a score of 3 over 75 after 18 holes.
Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi and Jaipur’s Pallavi Jain finished the day with identical scores of 4 over 76 to be placed tied sixth. Veteran Smriti Mehra and Delhi’s Ankita Tiwana are in eighth and ninth position respectively.