Mumbai: Three players, including Smriti Mehra were in shared lead at the end of the first round of the 15thand final leg of the of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour. Smriti, who is all set to claim the WPG Order of Merit, shot a two-over par 72, as did Nalini Singh Siwach and Shraddhanjali Singh. The trio was followed by Neha Tripathi with a 73.
Saaniya Sharma shot 74 to fifth and Ankita Tiwana was sixth with a round of 77.
Nalini Singh had a disastrous nine at the par-5 fourth, where Smriti had an eagle. But despite that Nalini fought back for a 72 with four other birdies. She also had two bogeys.
Smriti, on the verge of topping the Money List, had an eagle, two double bogeys and two other bogeys. She also had two birdies.
Smriti has won six of the 14 events held on the Tour this season and accumulated Rs. 7, 32, 100 while Nalini has Rs. 6,63,400. So, Smriti should win the Order of Merit for the season, even if she does not win the last leg.
By Indian Sports News Network