Panchkula, October 20:Pranavi Urs, who has tasted success twice as an amateur and then two more times as a professional on the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour, showed that she is fast recovering from the injury that set her back earlier on. She took the first round lead in the 11th leg of the Hero WPGT at the Panchkula Golf Club with a card of 3-under 69 that gave her a one-shot lead over Amandeep Drall.
Pranavi, who won once earlier this year, had four birdies against one bogey, while Amandeep, winner last week, had a bogey each in the first and 10th holes against four birdies, three of which came on the back nine.
Seher Atwal had two birdies in the last three holes in her card of 1-under 71. She had one bogey on par-5 15th and then birdies on 16th and 17th.
Lakhmehar Pardesi (73) was fourth, while amateur Kriti Chowhan and Jahanvi Bakshi shot 74 each. Vani Kapoor (75) was sixth. Amateur Avani Prashanth and Rhea Jha carded 76 each, while five players shot 77 each in tied 10th place and they were Hitaashee Bakshi, amateur Puneet K Bajwa, Rhea Saravanan, Gauri Karhade and Ishvari Prasanna.
Pranavi, who also went to Europe for a couple of starts to test her game, seemed to have found her rhythm early. She birdied the second and fifth holes but dropped a shot on seventh. Birdies on 11th and 15th added to her performance as she closed with 69, the only sub-70 round of the day.
Tee times for the second round of the 11th leg of the Hero WPGT at Panchkula Golf Club
1 8:30 AM : Khushi 89; Oviya Reddi 88;
2 8:40 AM : Jyotsana Singh 87; Riya Yadav 83; Trimann Saluja 83;
3 8:50 AM : Geetika Ahuja 82; Zara Anand (A) 81; Khushi Khanijau 80;
4 9:05 AM : Shagun Narain 80; Neha Tripathi 79; Saaniya Sharma 79;
5 9:15 AM : Gaurika Bishnoi 78; Ishvari Prasanna 77; Gauri Karhade 77;
6 9:25 AM : Rhea P Saravanan 77; Puneet K Bajwa (A) 77; Hitaashee Bakshi 77;
7 9:40 AM : Avani Prashanth (A) 76; Rhea Jha 76; Vani Kapoor 75;
8 9:50 AM : Jahanvi Bakshi 74; Kriti Chowhan (A) 74; Lakhmehar Pardesi 73;
9 10:00 AM : Seher Atwal 71; Amandeep Drall 70; Pranavi Urs 69;
Jahanvi Bakshi receiving winner's cheque from Mr. Ishan de Souza