Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour: Gaurika Bishnoi takes lead

Gaurika Bishnoi claimed a one-stroke lead as Leg 7 of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour commenced at the Eagleton Golf Resort in Bengaluru.

Gaurika Bishnoi scored an even-par 72.   -  PTI (File Photo)

Gaurika Bishnoi claimed a one-stroke lead as Leg 7 of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour commenced at the Eagleton Golf Resort here on Wednesday. The 18-year-old from Rohtak shot an even-par 72, making three bogeys and three birdies along the way, to claim a narrow advantage after the first round. The amateur Ankita Kedlaya seemed poised to end the day on top before dropping three shots on the final two holes, with a double bogey on the 18th. She was in second, with Pranavi Urs, another amateur, one stroke further behind (74).

There was a three-way tie for fourth, involving Saaniya Sharma, Tvesa Malik and Ayesha Kapur (75). Sharmila Nicollet (76) was joint seventh, alongside Gursimar Badwal and Smriti Mehra.

The scores (top seven after 18 holes)

72: Gaurika Bishnoi; 73: Ankita Kedlaya (A); 74: Pranavi Urs (A); 75: Saaniya Sharma, Tvesa Malik, Ayesha Kapur; 76: Gursimar Badwal, Smriti Mehra, Sharmila Nicollet.