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Pune, January 8, 2020
Amateur Pranavi Urs and last year’s most successful player Ridhima Dilawari shot one-under 70 each to share the lead at the end of the opening round of the first Leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour on the Par-71 Poona Golf Club course here on Wednesday.
Urs and Dilawari were the only ones to shoot sub-par scores today. They led by two shots over the fancied Diksha Dagar (72), who finished bogey-bogey after being two-under through 16 holes.
Urs, who has a win on the pro tour while still being an amateur in 2018, played steady after starting with a bogey. She birdied the third, eighth and 18th and in between dropped a shot on 17th.
Dilawari hit by bogeys on the seventh and ninth turned in two over but birdies on 12th, 15th and 18th ensured a 70.
Dagar was one-under after 16 with two birdies against a bogey when she came to the 17th tee, but she dropped a shot on both the closing holes for a 72.
Three players, Saaniya Sharma, Afshan Fatima and Amandeep Drall, carded 73 each and were Tied-fourth. Drall’s card was spoilt by a late double bogey on Par-4 16th.
Neha Trripathi (74) was seventh, while Khushi Khanijau, Vani Kapoor and Ananya Datar were Tied-eighth with rounds of 75 each.
The Hero Order of Merit winner for 2019, Gaurika Bishnoi, was lying Tied-11th with a round of five-over 76 with four bogeys, a double bogey and just one birdie.