New Delhi: Millie Saroha, who has been a consistent performer this season, but still failed to register her first win, moved closer to making up for her as she took the lead at the end of the second round of the Usha Northern India Ladies Golf Championships on Wednesday. Millie, who is just 16, lying third overnight, brought home the day’s best card of one-under 71 and moved ahead of Aditi Ashok (77) and Gurbani Singh (74).
Millie, a semi-finalist from last year’s Usha All India Amateur Championships, was a picture of consistency as she sank two birdies and her lone mistake came on the par-4 15th, which she bogeyed. She is now one-over 145 for two days and one shot ahead of Gurbani (72-74) and two ahead of Aditi, who had a tough second round with four bogeys, one double bogey and just one birdie. Gurbani had two bogeys on 12th and 16th and no birdies in her 74.
This season Aditi has won two titles and Gurbani one out of the three events held so far in Usha-IGU Ladies circuit.
Amandeep Drall (75-75) was a distant fourth at 150 and Gursimar Badwal (79-77) was fifth.
Millie also led Category A, where Gurbani was second behind her and Vrishali Sinha (80-76) was third. In Category B, despite her disappointing second round, Aditi led the field at 147 with Amrita Anand (79-81) and Gurjot Badwal (81-79) tied second at 160.
Arushi Pandey (86-79) was leading Category C, ahead of Riya Ahuja and Dhrishthi Karumbaya, who were tied second. In Category D, Tanishka Kumar maintained her top spot with rounds of 91 and 99, while Tiya Choudhary was lying second.
The Usha Northern Indian Ladies golf, one of the oldest tournaments in the country, sees more than 70 golfers compete in ladies and juniors sections.
Last year’s winner of the Usha Northern India Ladies golf, Vani Kapoor has since turned professional. Gurbani was second last time and would like to improve on that. Aditi was third.
By Indian Sports News Network