May 05, 2016: The girls and ladies are out golfing in Chandigarh and some of the action this week at the Chandigarh Golf Club showcases the growing depth of talent among women in India. Diksha Dagar has been the outstanding performer through the first two rounds, leading both the girls and ladies with her score of 3-over 147 (72-75) in the IGU Chandigarh Ladies and Junior Girls Golf Championship. Ridhima Dilawari is in second position, one stroke behind the leader.
Pranavi S Urs is leading the girls in category B while Sneha Singh is at the head of the table in category C. Pranavi started the day five behind the overnight leader Chitrangada Singh, but overhauled her by the end of the second round with a score of 76.
Sneha held on to her first round lead with another good effort on Wednesday. She shot 79 to add to her first round 77 for a one shot lead over Khushi Hooda. Anusha Borkar shot the low round of the day in category C, posting 77 to settle into third spot, a further shot behind Khushi.
The star of the show so far has been Diksha, who has been making steady progress over the past two seasons. She rose to fame with a sensational victory in the 2015 Faldo Series India Girls’ Championship in October last year.
The fact that Diksha is the only girl or lady this week to have made an even 72 on the course underlines the fact that she has been the best golfer on the course through two rounds.
A double bogey six on the very first hole compromised Diksha on Wednesday, but she showed great resolve to get through the rest of the day for the loss of just another shot.
Ridhima has also been very consistent over the first two days, riding scores of 73 and 75 to occupy second spot behind Diksha.