Women's Golf Association of India

(Professional Golf)

Ridhima in action

Ridhima makes a modest start in Sun City; Pranavi way behind

SUN CITY, February 2:Ridhima Dilawari got off to a modest start with 4-over 76 that placed her Tied 32nd in the first round of the Sunshine Ladies Tour’s SuperSport Ladies Challenge.

The other Indian in the field, Pranavi Urs had a rough start with 10-over 82 and was way down in tied 73rd place.

Lee-Anne Pace, one of the legends of women’s golf in South Africa, felt she was still in the process of shaking off the rust but still carded a three-under-par 69 in the weather-affected opening round. Pace had an eagle, four birdies and three bogeys on the Gary Player Country Club layout at Sun City on day one of the in the season-opening event. She led Lily May Humphreys of England by one shot. Humphreys shot 2-under 70 that included an eagle on 18th and three other birdies.

Ridhima started with a double bogey on the tenth and eighth bogey-bogey on eight and ninth. In between she had four birdies, back-to-back efforts of 17-18 and third and fifth. There were three other bogeys.

With the bad weather causing a lengthy delay in the middle of the round, the five-time Investec South African Women’s Open champion found her score holding up for a one-stroke lead.

Both Pace and Humphreys had an eagle each on the 18th which is better known as the iconic island hole played as the ninth in many other tournaments.

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Seher Atwal receiving winner's cheque and trophy jointly from Mr. K. C. Raghunathan, Course Chairman-TNGF & Mr. S. Raamassubramanian-Hon. Treasurer-TNGF