Greater NOIDA, March 5:Vani Kapoor stayed calm and reaped the benefits of patience as she carded two-under 70 and shared the lead with Amandeep Drall after two rounds in the fifth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Jaypee Greens on Thursday.
Vani has been trying to re-capture the form that made her India’s top star on the domestic circuit, and showed signs of recovery with a second place finish in the fourth leg. On Thursday, she carded two bogeys, like she did in the first round. The difference this time was that she also had four birdies on sixth, eighth, 11th and 15th. She dropped shots on the Par-5 13th and Par-4 17th.
Amandeep Drall had just one birdie against three bogeys on the front nine and added just one more birdie on the back nine for a 73. Amandeep and Vani are now two-under 142 and two shots clear of Gaurika Bishnoi, who also showed good form after a lean period in between. She shot 71 with three birdies on the front nine and two bogeys on the back nine. She is even par 144 after two rounds.
Pranavi Urs looked set for a better position, as she was one-under after 11 holes before running into rough weather. She bogeyed four of the last six holes with the bogeys coming on 13th and 14th and again on 17th and 18th as she tumbled to three-over 75 and a total of two-over 146.
With three players inside two shots and four inside four shots, the stage is set for a close tussle in the final round.
Ridhima Dilawari (74) was sole fifth at 147, while Oviya Reddi (74) and Neha Tripathi (76) were Tied-sixth.
Amateurs Asmitha Sathish (75), Hunar Mittal (78) and Gursimar Badwal (77) were Tied-eighth at 151.
Tee times for third and final Round of Leg 5 of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at Jaypee Greens, Greater NOIDA :
8:40 AM : Tanirika Singh 172; Mehar Atwal 163;
8:50 AM : Anisha Agarwalla 162; Anousha Tripathi 162;
9:00 AM : Ananya Datar 162; Rhea Jha 161; Smriti Mehra 160;
9:10 AM : Siddhi Kapoor 158; Sonam Chugh 158; Jyotsana Singh 158;
9:20 AM : Trimann Saluja 157; Gurjot Badwal 154; Lakhmehar Pardesi 154;
9:30 AM : Ishvari Prasanna 152; Saaniya Sharma 152; Hunar Mittal (A) 151;
9:40 AM : Gursimar Badwal 151; Asmitha Sathish (A) 151; Neha Tripathi 150;
9:50 AM : Oviya Reddi 150; Ridhima Dilawari 147; Pranavi Urs 146;
10:00 AM : Gaurika Bishnoi 144; Amandeep Drall 142; Vani Kapoor 142;
Gursimar Badwal receiving winner's cheque from Mr. B Hariharan, Managing Director