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Gaurika takes lead in Women's Pro Golf Tour's fourth leg

73   //    13 Feb 2019, 18:28 IST

Ahmedabad, Feb 13 (PTI) Gaurika Bishnoi overcame a bogey start for a one-under 71 to take the lead after the opening round of the fourth leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour here Wednesday.

Trailing Gaurika by a single shot was Ridhima Dilawari, who is appearing in her first full season as a pro. Ridhima, who represented India at the Jakarta Asian Games, won two Hero WPGT events in 2018, once as an amateur and then as a pro in the penultimate event of the year.

Neha Tripathi birdied eighth, 13th and 16th but also bogeyed first, second, fifth, 10th and 12th in her eventful 74, which placed her in third position. Sifat Alag was sole fourth at 75 after looking set to finish under par.

Siddhi Kapoor, four-over after three holes, did well to get to 76 and was tied-fifth with Smriti Mehra and Amandeep Drall.

Gursimar Badwal, one of the favourites this week, trailed at tied eighth with Suchitra Ramesh and Anisha Padukone with cards of 78.

In the second round, Ayesha Kapur and Mehar Atwal will start the proceedings in the first two-ball, while Afshan Fatima, Anousha Tripathi and Sonam Chugh will play together in the second group.

Khushi Khanijau, Ananya Datar and Anisha Padukone form the third group, followed by Suchitra Ramesh, Gursimar Badwal and Amandeep Drall in group four.

Smriti Mehra, Siddhi Kapoor and Sifat Alag are in the penultimate three-ball, which will be followed by the leader group comprising Neha, Ridhima and Gaurika

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