New Delhi: Junior golfer Tvesa Malik grabbed the lead at the end of the first round in the third Usha Delhi Golf Club Ladies Open with a card of one-over 73 on Tuesday. The young golfer was one ahead of Ridhima Dilawari (74) and three ahead of Usha Eastern India Ladies champion, Amandeep Drall (76), who was tied with Gauri Monga (76).
Millie Saroha, the Usha Northern India Ladies winner, shot 78 and was lying fifth.
The same set of golfers also led the leaderboard for the Usha Golf Trophy, which is being played simultaneously for golfers with a handicap of 14 and below.
Tvesa had three birdies and four bogeys in her card, while Ridhima had two birdies and four bogeys.
The Usha DGC Ladies Open is one of the handful of leading tournaments held apart from the normal circuit of the IGU. The event features more than 100 golfers in action in various handicap categories. The event also marks 25 years of association between Usha and Delhi Golf Club.
Usha, a major supporter of Indian golf, is proud of its long-term association with the sport, covering the entire spectrum of the game. Usha has been associated with ladies golf for over 25 years, and today is the nationwide sponsor of the entire Indian Golf Union (IGU) Ladies Tour. In addition, Usha is committed to supporting golf at the Juniors level, sponsoring IGU Junior tournaments in Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, and is closely associated with the Junior Training Program (JTP) at the Delhi Golf Club.
Usha sponsored the 33rd Queen Sirikit Cup Championship in New Delhi in 2011 – the most important women’s amateur golf event in the Asia Pacific region. Usha sponsored the Honda Siel PGA Championship from 1991 - 2000. Usha’s Co-Chairman, Mr. Siddharth Shriram, was President of the Professional Golf Association for eight years and writes on golf for leading newspapers.
With golf being included in the 2016 Olympics for the first time, Usha’s aim is to assist in bringing home a medal.
By Indian Sports News Network