Mumbai, Jan 16: Amateur Pranavi Urs bounced back from her first round 75 and early reverses on the second day to shoot one-under 69 in the second round of the second leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC) on Thursday. Pranavi, who was way down in the Tied-seventh place after the first day, is now sharing the lead with overnight leaders Tvesa Malik and Ananya Datar, who shot three-over 73 each at the Par-70 BPGC layout.
As Tvesa dropped two shots on the back nine and Ananya dropped one, Pranavi picked three in the first four holes of the back nine. In all she had four birdies in a six-hole run from eighth to the 13th. Earlier Pranavi double bogeyed the Par-4 third and bogeyed the Par-5 fourth to go eight-over for the tournament at that stage. The four birdies later on brought her back into the fight for the title, as she is now four-over 144.
Tvesa opened with a bogey on Par-5 first, but recovered with a birdie on second. There were no more birdies and she dropped shots on seventh, 15th and 18th in her 73.
Ananya had three bogeys on third, seventh and 14th and no birdies in her card of 73.
Afshan Fatima opened and finished with a birdie and in between bogeyed the fourth hole to record 69, only the second under-par round so far this week. She is fourth, while Oviya Reddi (76-72) with two birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey was fifth at eight-over 148.
Trimann Saluja (74-75) and Neha Tripathi (72-77) were Tied-sixth while Gaurika Bishnoi (78-72), despite three birdies between the seventh and the 10th, was eighth at 150.
Amateur Ivana Shah (77-74), Khushi Khanijau (79-72) and Siddhi Kapoor (74-77) were Tied-ninth at 151.
On the final day, the lead trio of Tvesa Malik, Ananya Datar and Pranavi Urs start in the leader group with a one-shot lead over fourth placed Afshan Fatima, setting the stage for an exciting finish to the second leg.
Tee times for third and final round, Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour Leg 2 at Par-70 Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC):
8:30 AM : Jyotsana Singh 162; Suchitra Ramesh 162;
8:40 AM : Smriti Mehra 162; Sonam Chugh 157; Mehar Atwal 157;
8:50 AM : Gursimar Badwal 157; Shriya Vivek 156; Ishvari Prasanna 156;
9:00 AM : Saaniya Sharma 154; Gurjot Badwal 154; Anousha Tripathi 152;br />
9:10 AM : Geetika Ahuja 152; Siddhi Kapoor 151; Ivana Shah (A) 151;
9:20 AM : Khushi Khanijau 151; Gaurika Bishnoi 150; Neha Tripathi 149;
9:30 AM : Trimann Saluja 149; Oviya Reddi 148; Afshan Fatima 145;
9:40 AM : Tvesa Malik 144; Ananya Datar 144; Pranavi Urs (A) 144;
Amandeep Drall receiving winner's cheque from Mr. Sreenivas Murthy, Captain-BGC