Gaurika Bishnoi opened up a two-shot lead despite a bogey finish in the first round of the fifth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Par-72 Classic Golf & Country Club on Wednesday.
Smriti Mehra, Siddhi Kapoor and Gursimar Badwal are all tied for second at two-over 74, while rookie Ananya Datar and experienced Neha Tripathi are Tied-fifth with three-over 75 each.
Gaurika had a flying start with birdies on first and fourth but she gave away those gains with bogeys on fifth and seventh. S
Smriti had one birdie on Par-3 second and after that, she dropped shots on seventh, 11th and 14th for a 74, while Siddhi’s sole birdie of the day came on Par-4 seventh, the only player to birdie the hole.
Ridhima Dilawari, who won the fourth leg, had an unimpressive three-over 39 on the back nine and carded four-over 76 to be seventh, while Khushi Khanijau with four bogeys in last four holes shot 77 to be eighth.
Amateur Natalii Gupta and Anisha Padukone shot 78 each to complete the Top-10.