Drall takes lead on opening day
Trailing her in the second position by one stroke is Delhi’s Vani Kapoor. The INR 5,00,000 event will culminate on August 7. Amandeep, who is chasing her second professional title, had an indifferent start, as her first stroke went into hazard which resulted into a double bogey on the 1st hole followed by a bogey on the 2nd hole.
Her lone birdie in her front nine came on the 7th hole.
The Panchkula youngster played with much more control in latter half carding two birdies on the 12th and 14th holes, with an equal number of bogies on the 10th and 16th holes. Her total of three birdies was the maximum by any player on the day.
Hero Order of Merit leader Vani Kapoor had an off day in the field. She dropped four shots on the 3rd, 6th, 7th and 12th, with a lone birdie on the 5th hole. She finished with a score of 3 over 75 to end the day in the second position.
Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal, Pune’s Shweta Galande and Chandigarh’s <g data-gr-id="27">Saaniya</g> Sharma are tied third with identical scores of 5 over 77 after the first round. Gursimar played a birdie-less round with three bogies on the 3rd, 8th and 12th holes, and a double on the 7th hole.
Shweta’s round consisted of a lone birdie on the 15th hole, along with six bogies on the 3rd, 9th, 10th, 13th, 16th and 17th holes. <g data-gr-id="26">Saaniya</g> struggled to get any sort of momentum going and her error prone round included five bogies on the 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th and 14th holes.