Women's Golf Association of India

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Amandeep in action

Amandeep top Indian, Neha fights back to stay in hunt to make cut in Spain

Sitges, Spain, July 8:Amandeep Drall, hoping to reverse the trend of missed cuts on the Ladies European Tour, opened with a steady even par 72 to be T-38 at the end of the Estrella Damm Ladies Open golf. Her round included a double bogey and two birdies on the back nine.

Neha Tripathi bounced back from twice after a bogey-bogey start and then three in the middle of the round. She had five bogeys but rallied with four birdies for a more respectable 1-over 73 to be T-51 alongside Vani Kapoor. Vani had an eventful round which had five bogeys, but she also had an eagle on Par-5 12th besides birdies on 8th and 14th in her 73.

Tvesa Malik’s struggles continued as she shot 5-over 77 that included a triple bogey and just one birdie. She will now need a solid second round to stay in the tournament for the weekend rounds.

Diksha Dagar finished late at 2-over 74, while Ridhima Dilawari struggled to 78.

Local favourite Carlota Ciganda fired a brilliant 7-under 65 as did the in-form Jessica Karlssson of Sweden. Ciganda won this event in 2019 and lost a playoff for the title in 2017.

Ciganda and Karlsson shared the lead and were three shots ahead of the four-players pack that included Swedes Moa Folke and Elin Arvidsson, Alice Hewson and Frenchwoman Anne Lise Caudal. They shot 4-under each. Later they were joined by England’s Georgina Blackman and Scottish golfer Michelle Thompson.

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Seher Atwal receiving winner's award from Mr. Hamza Yunus, Director of Sports-Prestige