Pune, Jan 11:Shagun Narain, who is looking for her maiden professional title on the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour, took the opening day’s honours in the first leg of the Hero WPG Tour 2023 at the Poona Club Golf Course. The course, which is hosting an event for the first time since 2021, did not yield low scores with Shagun’s even par 71 being the best card of the day.
Another promising player, Nayanika Sanga, also looking for a breakthrough win, was in close touch with a round of 2-over 73, the same as the experienced Neha Tripathi.
Favourite Seher Atwal and talented amateur Vidhatri Urs carded 3-over 74 each and four players including Sneha Singh and Ridhima Dilawari shot 75 each. Others shooting 75 were amateur Ananya Garg and Khushi Khanijau.
Shagun, who had an early bogey-birdie start on second and third, closed her front nine with bogeys on eighth and ninth. On the return journey she birdied three times on 10th, 12th and 16th and dropped a shot on 14th for 71.
Nayanika had a rough bogey-bogey start, but she recovered well with birdies on eighth and ninth. On the second nine she had bogeys on 10th and 16th in her 73. Neha had two birdies and three bogeys.
Seher Atwal had four birdies, but that was undone by four bogeys and a disastrous triple bogey on Par-4 15th.
Vidhatri suffered two late double bogeys on 15th and 17th in her round of 74 that also had three birdies and two bogeys.
Tee times for the second round of Leg-1 of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour 2023 at the Poona Club Golf Course:
1 9:00 am: Sachika Singh 86; Ketaki Sood (A) 86;
2 9:10 am: Geetika Ahuja 85; Anaggha Venkatesh 84;
3 9:20 am: Marshneil Prasad 84; Rhea Purvi Saravanan 83; Afshan Fatima 83;
4 9:30 am: Suchitra Ramesh 82; Saaniya Sharma 82; Jyotsana Singh 81;
5 9:45 am: Anisha Agarwalla 80; Rhea Jha 80; Karishma Govind 79;
6 9:55 am: Agrima Manral 79; Lakhmehar Pardesi 79; Shweta Mansingh 79;
7 10:05 am: Jasmine Shekar 78; Gauri Karhade 78; Ananya Datar 76;
8 10:15 am: Lavanya Jadon (A) 76; Nishna Patel (A) 76; Oviya Reddi 76;
9 10:30 am Ridhima Dilawari 75; Ananya Garg (A) 75; Sneha Singh 75;
10 10:40 am: Khushi Khanijau 75; Vidhatri Urs (A) 74; Seher Atwal 74;
11 10:50 am Neha Tripathi 73; Nayanika Sanga 73; Shagun Narain 71;
Seher Atwal receiving winner's cheque and trophy from Ms. Shiraz Saheed Singh, Committee Member-DGC.