Shweta Galande carded two over 72 to take the lead on the second day of the 16th leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at The Palms Golf Club & Resort here today.
Trailing her by a margin of one shot is Kolkata's Smriti Mehra with a total score of 142 after 36 holes. The INR 6,00,000 event will culminate tomorrow.
Pune's Shweta Galande had a good start, carding a birdie on the very first hole. However, she could not sustain the momentum and carded four continuous bogeys on the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th holes in her front nine.
She played a more controlled back nine, with birdies on the 14th and 15th holes and a bogey on the 11th. She ended the second round with a total score of 141.
Overnight leader Smriti carded five over 75 to take the second position after the second round. She would have hoped for a better day as her lone birdie of the round came on the 9th hole. She made a string of errors on the 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 13th and 14th holes.
Delhi's Vani Kapoor carded four over 74 to take the third place after 36 holes. She carded a birdie on the first hole, but thereafter struggled to stitch together a series of consistent shots, with bogeys on the 13th, 14th and 16th holes, and also a double on the 10th.
Kapurthala's Gursimar Badwal finished her day in fourth position with a total score of 145. She carded two birdies on the 10th and 16th holes, while dropping shots on the 4th, 9th, 12th, 14th and 17th. She also carded a double bogey on the 6th hole.
Overseas player Kiran Matharu is placed fifth after 36 holes with a total score of 146. She is followed by Panchkula's Amandeep drall in sixth position with a score of 147, and Delhi's Ankita Tiwana in seventh at 148.
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