Rockville (USA), August 4
The 16-year-old Anika Varma turned the primary Indian golfer to tee off on the US Women’s Amateur Championship, carding a 3-over 75 to make a modest begin. The teenager, who shifted base from India to the US final 12 months to advance her golf profession, was positioned tied-55th after the primary spherical.
The prime 64 gamers after two rounds of stroke-play will advance into the match-play phase. Anika, coached by Noah Montgomery, struck two birdies, one on both facet of the par-72 format.
But she additionally gave away 5 bogeys in difficult situations during which the gamers needed to cope with difficult tough and quick greens. Two different Indian-Americans — Megha Ganne and Gurleen Kaur — shot 71 and 78, respectively, to be positioned tied-Seventh and tied-102.
Rachel Kuehn and Riley Smyth 68s and shared the lead as Hurricane Isaias approached Maryland. — PTI