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Amandeep Drall opens up 8-stroke lead in Bengaluru

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Amandeep Drall carded an even par round of 72 on the second day to maintain the lead in the Hero-KGA Women's Pro Golf Championship 2016 at the Karnataka Golf Association here on Thursday. Trailing her by a margin of eight shots is Gursimar Badwal with a total score of 150. The INR 6,00,000 event will culminate on 22nd July.

Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall carded two birdies on the 2nd and 6th holes with an equal number of bogeys on the 1st and 7th in her front nine. She carded two more birdies on the 10th and 11th holes, but two dropped shots on the 14th and 17th prevented her from carding an under-par score in the round and she finished with a total score of 142. She has a big lead of eight shots going into the final round and will be eyeing her second title of the season.

Gursimar Badwal carded 3 over 75 in the second round to retain her second position. She started impressively, carding two birdies on the 4th and 6th holes while dropping a single shot on the 7th hole in her front nine. The professional from Kapurthala, however, could not sustain the momentum on her return and carded two bogeys on the 13th and 18th holes along with a double on the 16th.

Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi is placed third with a total score of 153 after 36 holes. Her card on the day included five birdies on the 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th and 16th holes, the maximum by any golfer on the day. However, the advantage was​ surrendered​ with five bogeys on 1st, 10th, 11th, 15th and 17th holes and a double of the 6th. She finished the round with a score of 2 over 74.

Sharmila Nicollet and Trisha Sunil are tied for the fourth position with identical totals of 154. Sharmila’s card on the day included four birdies on the 1st, 8th, 10th and 18th holes along with five bogeys on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 17th. She also carded a triple bogey on 4th hole to finish the round with a score of 4 over 76. Trisha Sunil carded three birdies on the 1st, 3rd and 16th holes. She also carded five bogeys on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 17th along with a double on the 5th to finish tied with Sharmila.

Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima and amateur Suchitra Ramesh are tied for the sixth position at 155. They are followed by Delhi’s Ankita Tiwana and Pune’s Shweta Galande in tied eighth at 156, followed by Sonam Chugh, Siddhi Kapoor, and amateur Millie Saroha in tied tenth position at 157.