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Amandeep Drall takes over the lead at Classic Golf & Country Club

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Amandeep Drall carded an impressive round of four under 68 to take the sole lead on day two of the 5th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2017 at the Classic Golf & Country Club here on Thursday. Trailing her in tied second position are Walailak Satarak, Vani Kapoor and Gaurika Bishnoi with identical scores of 141 after 36 holes. The INR 8,00,000 event will culminate tomorrow.

Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall faltered on the very first hole. She went on to card another bogey on the 8th hole, but birdies on the 3rd, 4th and 9th helped her neutralise the damage in her front nine. She got better as the day progressed and played a bogey free back nine, carding birdies on the 10th, 15th and 17th holes to finish with a total score of four under for the day and a total of 139.

Overseas Thai player Walailak Satarak, Vani Kapoor and Gaurika Bishnoi are all tied second with identical scores of 141. Walailak played an incredible round of five under 67 on the second day to jump five places after 36 holes. She fired six birdies on the 4th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 16th and 18th holes, with just one blemish on the 11th. In the process she made her intentions clear and could well be the first overseas winner tomorrow of a domestic Tour event. New Delhi’s Vani Kapoor had a good start, carding a bogey free front nine with birdies on the 5th and 6th holes. On the way in, she carded a bogey and  birdie apiece on the 13th and 18th holes respectively to finish her round with a score of two under 70. Overnight leader Gaurika Bishnoi carded birdies on the 5th, 12th and 17th, while dropping shots on the 2nd, 10th and 16th to finish with an even par round and tie with Walailak and Vani two shots adrift of the leader.

Amateur Gurjot Badwal and Hero MotoCorp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet are tied fifth with identical scores of 146 after the second round. Gurjot carded birdies on the 5th, 8th, 11th and 15th, while dropping shots on the 1st and 16th. Sharmila carded a birdie less round, while dropping a shot on the 2nd.

Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima is placed seventh with a total score of 147, followed by amateur Tvesa Malik in eighth position at 148 and Gursimar Badwal in ninth with a score of 149. Ankita Tiwana is at tenth position with a score of 152 after 36 holes.

With four players at sub par totals after two days, the final day is all set to showcase some keen golfing action.