Women's Golf Association of India

(Professional Golf)

Pranavi Urs in action

Pranavi makes cut in Singapore but Avani, Seher are yet to finish round

Singapore, July 7: Pranavi Urs made sure of making the cut, even as play was suspended early on the second day of the Trust Singapore Ladies Masters at the Laguna National. She was the only Indian of the three playing here this week to do so and she scored even par 72 to be 3-over for 36 holes and was lying Tied-37th. She was tied 60 after the first day.

Avani Prashanth after a first round 73 suffered two double bogeys in the 15 holes she had played. She was 3-over for the day and 4-over for the tournament and Tied-48th. Seher Atwal, whose 77 on the first day put her in danger continued to be in the zone as she was 3-over for the 10 holes she had played on the second day. She was 8-over for 28 holes and the cut was likely at 6-over. She was T-81 in the US $ 100,000 China LPGA event.

Thailand’s Prima Thammaraks, who like Pranavi plays on the Epson Tour in the US, had the day’s best of 5-under 67 and grabbed the lead at 6-under. She held a one-shot lead over three players, Chinese Taipei’s Chang Tzu-Yi (70), Thai Pakin Kawinpakorn, who was 4-under through 14 holes, and China’s Sui Xiang, who was 1-over for the day through 12 holes.

Pranavi opened with a birdie on the 10th and was bogey free 2-under through 13 holes. A double bogey on the Par-3 fifth spoiled that run but she closed with pars on the last four holes.

Avani playing in the afternoon had one bogey on the third but got a birdie on the sixth to turn in even par. With rain hanging over the Laguna, a double bogey on 10th was followed by a birdie on 12th before she double bogeyed again on Par-5 15th. Play was suspended soon after that with Avani needing to come back to play her last three holes of second round.

Seher started on the 10th and began with a bogey before back-to-back double bogeys on the 16th and 17th seemed to end her hopes. Birdies on the 18th and the first gave her an outside chance in the last eight holes.

Malaysia’s Genevieve Ling (72-68) made one of the big moves of the day with a 68 and rose 19 places to Tied-fifth at 4-under. Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong (72) was also 4-under and tied fifth.

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Seher Atwal receiving winner's cheque and trophy from Ms. Shiraz Saheed Singh, Committee Member-DGC.