Sharmila starts with even par 72 in first round on Symetra Tour

Decatur, Ill, June 15: Sharmila Nicollet who has been struggling with both form and injuries got off to a fair start in the Forsyth Classic on the Symetra Tour in Illinois. Sharmila shot a roller coaster even par 72 with five birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey as she was Tied-42nd after the first day, where the winds picked up in the latter part of the day.

Starting on the tenth tee, she birdied the 10th and 14th, but then had a bogey on 17th and a double on 18th to turn in one-over 37. She added birdies on first and second, but dropped shots on third and sixth before closing the round with a birdie.

Swedish player Elin Arvidsson handled the conditions well shooting a 7-under 65 and for solo lead at the Decatur Park District. Her first-round finish is her career-best 18-hole score on the Symetra Tour.

Katie Yoo carded seven birdies and one bogey to sit one behind Arvidsson at six-under, while Jillian Hollis, coming off a second-place finish at the Four Winds Invitational, is alone at five-under.