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Vani top Indian in tied-4th

Press Trust of India  |  Gurugram 

Vani Kapoor put on a fine show as she finished the opening day at tied-4th place in the 11th Hero Women's Indian Open at the Golf and Country Club here.

Vani, who is playing her seventh Women's Indian Open but fifth as a pro, used her course knowledge to come back from being two-over after five holes to finish with 69.

She had six birdies against three bogeys and was placed tied-4th along with five others.

Vani was two shots behind leader Norwegian Marianne Skarpnord, who also had six birdies but only one bogey, the result of a three-putt on fifth, in her first competitive round at the Gary Player layout.

Sharing the second place were Camille Chevalier and England's Liz Young, who shot four-under 68 each. Chevalier had five birdies against one bogey, while Young had six birdies against two bogeys.

Vani was tied fourth with Meghan MacLaren, Klara Spilkova, Olivia Cowan, Karolin Lampert and Kanphanitnan Muangkhumsakul.

Just behind them was defending champion (70) and local golfer, Gaurika Bishnoi, who is also the Order of Merit leader on the local Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour.

Among other Indians, Saaniya Sharma (73) was tied-41st, while Gursimar Badwal (74) was tied-54th. However, Amandeep Drall (77), Smriti Mehra (78) and Sharmila Nicollet (79) had a disappointing first day.

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 18:57 IST