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Golf: Diksha pulls away to open 3-shot lead in 15th Leg of Hero WPG Tour

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Kolkata: Diksha Dagar pulled away from the rest of the field with two birdies in the last three holes in the 15th and final Leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club on Thursday. 

Dagar, looking for her first win on the domestic Tour as a professional, is now in sole lead. She carded her second straight one-under 71 to get to two-under 142 and open up a three-shot lead over overnight co-leader Ridhima Dilawari (74). Ridhima, looking for her fifth win this year, is one-over 145 for 36 holes.

Diksha won the final leg of the 2017 season, but as an amateur. She turned pro at the start of this year and won the Women’s South African Open on the Ladies European Tour, but she is yet to win on the Indian pro Tour this year. 

In her three previous starts this season, she was third in the first leg, Tied-second in the 13th Leg and was fourth last week in the 14th Leg.

Vani Kapoor (72) moved into third place at 146 and was one shot ahead of amateur Pranavi Urs (72) at 147. Amandeep Drall had an up-and-down round with three birdies, four bogeys and a double in her 75, and is fifth at 150. 

Dagar opened with a birdie on the first and then dropped bogeys on eighth and 12th, but birdied 16th and 18th for a 71. Dilawari birdied fourth but dropped bogeys on fifth, sixth and 11th for her 74.

Tvesa Malik, the second most successful player on the domestic Tour this year with three wins, had a terrible start and never recovered from it. She began bogey, bogey, double bogey to be four-over through the first three holes. She did not drop any more bogeys and picked one birdie on the Par-3 13th for a total of 75, to go with her first round 76 and a total of 151 in Tied-sixth alongside Thai girl P. Supakchaya (73-78).

Gauri Karhade (78-76) and Khushi Khanijau (75-80) were eighth and ninth, while Neha Tripathi (76-80) and Siddhi Kapoor (74-82) were Tied-tenth.

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Amandeep shares lead with Gursimar and Gaurika in 7th leg of Hero WPG Tour

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Amandeep, Gaurika Bishnoi and Gursimar Badwal
Amandeep, Gaurika Bishnoi and Gursimar Badwal

Hosur: Amandeep Drall, carded  a hat-trick of birdies to take a share of the lead in the opening round of the Rs.10 lakh seventh leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour here on Wednesday.

Drall, shared the lead with Gaurika Bishnoi and Gursimar Badwal, who have both won once each this season. The trio shot one-under 71 each and led by one over Hero Order of Merit leader Neha Tripathi, and Ananya Datar who carded even par 72 each.

In a field of 26 pros and three amateurs, the largest ever assembled at a domestic event on the Hero WPG Tour, four players including Ridhima Dilawari, the only multiple winner this year, Khushi Khanijau, Millie Saroha and Astha Madan shot one-over 73 each to be tied sixth. Tvesa Malik was sole 10th with a round of 74.

This was Amandeep’s sixth successive sub-par round at the Clover Greens. The last time she shot worse than sub-par was an even par 72 in the first round of the eighth leg of the 2018 Tour, which too she won. She added the 10th leg with three straight sub-par rounds.

Gursimar birdied the second, but bogeyed the Par-5 third and then parred the remaining holes except for the Par-4 13th, which she birdied for a round of 71. Gursimar won the second leg this year.

Gaurika Bishnoi, who won the fifth leg this season, opened with a birdie but dropped back-to-back bogeys on seventh and eight to turn in one-over 38. On the back nine, she birdied 12th and 14th to get to under-par and finish at 71.

Neha Tripathi had just one birdie on seventh and she gave that back on 15th, while Ananya Datar had three birdies and three bogeys.

Astha Madan was two-under through 11 holes, before dropping thee shots in the last seven, while Ridhima birdied second and then dropped three bogeys in a span of four holes between eighth and 11th. She made up one with a birdie on Par-3 16th.

Tvesa Malik at sole 10th birdied twice, but she had a double on the 11th and two more bogeys on 5th and 12th in her 74.