Pune, Jan 8:Amateur Pranavi Urs and last year’s most successful player Ridhima Dilawari shared the lead at the end of the first round of the first Leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour 2020. They shot one-under 70 each on the Par-71 Poona Golf Club course.
Urs and Dilawari were the only ones to shoot sub-par scores at the Par-72 Poona Golf Club course. 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 third, eighth and 18th and in between dropped a shot on 17th.
Dilawari hit by bogeys on 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 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
Tee times for Round 2, Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at Poona Club Golf Course:
8:30 AM: Trimann Saluja 86; Geetika Ahuja 84;
8:40 AM: Oviya Reddi 84; Ishvari Prasanna 83; Anousha Tripathi 81;
8:50 AM: Gursimar Badwal 81; Ayesha Kapur 80; Gurjot Badwal 79;
9:00 AM: Shriya Vivek 78; Jyotsana Singh 77; Sonam Chugh 76;
9:10 AM: Tanirika Singh 76; Gaurika Bishnoi 76; Mehar Atwal 76;
9:20 AM: Anisha Agarwalla 76; Siddhi Kapoor 76; Ananya Datar 75;
9:30 AM: Vani Kapoor 75; Khushi Khanijau 75; Neha Tripathi 74;
9:40 AM: Saaniya Sharma 73; Afshan Fatima 73; Amandeep Drall 73;
9:50 AM: Diksha Dagar 72; Ridhima Dilawari 70; Pranavi Urs (A) 70.
Ananya Datar receiving winner's cheque from Mr. Kuldeep Singh Sandhu, Capt. BPGC & Mr. Rahul Nigam, Chairman Tournaments BPGC