Siddhi grabs lead in Hero Women’s Golf

Siddhi Kapoor showed glimpses of her immense talent and carded an impressive two-under 70 to grab the lead in the first round of the 14th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour here today.

Siddhi had an indifferent start and carded a bogey on the very first hole. She added two more bogeys on the 3rd and 5th holes in her front nine.   -  Getty Images

On a day when seasoned professionals struggled with a narrow and tricky course, rookie Siddhi Kapoor showed glimpses of her immense talent and carded an impressive two-under 70 to grab the lead in the first round of the 14th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour here today.

Following her in joint second position are Gursimar Badwal and amateur Shreya Ghei at two-over 74 at the Delhi Golf Club. The Rs 7,00,000 event will culminate on Thursday. Kolkata’s Siddhi had an indifferent start and carded a bogey on the very first hole. She added two more bogeys on the 3rd and 5th holes in her front nine.

However, she turned things around in remarkable fashion and fired six birdies on the 6th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th and 17th while dropping a lone shot on the 18th to take the pole position for the first time in her professional career.Kapurthala’s Gursimar and Shreya are tied for the second position with identical scores of two-over 74.

Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi and Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall finished the round in tied fourth position with identical scores of three-over 75. Delhi’s Vani Kapoor, Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma and Pune’s Shweta Galande are all tied for the sixth position with identical scores of four-over 76. Delhi’s Mehar Atwal and Noida’s Vaishavi Sinha are tied for the ninth position at five-over 77, followed by Ankita Tiwana (78).