Kolkata: Smriti Mehra and Nalini Singh Siwach were locked in an exciting clash as the two favourites carded two-over 72 each on the opening day of the 11th Leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour on Tuesday.
The duo which is No. 1 and 2 on the Order of Merit, were four shots clear of Shraddhanjali Singh, who carded 76 and behind them were Ankita Tiwana and Vandana Aggarwal, who scored 77 and were tied fourth.
Smriti recovered from a bogey-bogey start with two birdies on the sixth and 13th. She had two other bogeys on eighth and 14th. Nalini had just two bogeys on fourth and 17th and no birdies.
Nalini who won tenth leg is about Rs. 13,000 behind Smriti. Sharmila Nicollet, who is missing this week is third on the money list, having been overtaken by Nalini in previous event. Neha Tripathi and Saaniya Sharma are fourth and fifth.
This is the 11th leg of the 15-leg Tour.
By Indian Sports News