Hero Women’s PGT: Gaurika Bishnoi in the lead

Gaurika Bishnoi has a four-stroke lead after two rounds in the fifth leg of Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour.

File Photo: Gaurika Bishnoi is looking for her first win of the season.   -  PTI

Gaurika Bishnoi shot two-under 70 to take a four-stroke lead after the second round of the fifth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour here on Thursday.

Gaurika combined five birdies with three bogeys in the second round for a total of 142. She is looking for her first win this season, after having come close at the fourth leg in Ahmedabad.

Occupying second place is Neha Tripathi, the winner of the first leg this season in Pune. She ensured the only other sub-par round of the day (71) and is lying second at a score of 146 at the Classic Golf & Country Club.

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Three other golfers — Gursimar Badwal, Siddhi Kapoor and Smriti Mehra — are a shot behind Neha, at 147. Ridhima Dilawari, the winner in Ahmedabad, was a further shot behind in sixth place, with a score of 148.

Natalii Gupta (73), the only amateur in the fray, is in the seventh position with 151. Afshan Fatima (73) and Ananya Datar (77) are at tied-eighth with 152. Khushi Khanijau (77) with 154 completes the top-10.