Ridhima shoots to steer on Day 2 in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, January 14

Ridhima Dilawari played some stunning golf over the last 10 holes to card a 5-under 67 and open up a massive six-shot lead after the second round of the first leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour here on Thursday.

Ridhima is 6-under 138 for 36 holes, while her nearest rival, local Bengalurean Pranavi Urs (71) moved into second place at even par 144.

Vani Kapoor, third in the first round, stayed there despite a 2-over 74 while Amandeep Drall had a rare off-day with a 78 that included a crippling quadruple bogey on the par-4 7th hole.

Amandeep shared the fourth place with Seher Atwal (75) and Ananya Datar (76).

Hitaashee Bakshi (75-75) was 7th, while her sister Jahnavi Bakshi (79-72), Asmitha Sathish (80-71), Khushi Khanijau (75-76) and a trio of amateurs – Disha Kavery (76-75), Hunar Mittal (76-75) and Vidhatri Urs (74-77) – were all tied for 8th at 151.

The story of the day was Ridhima, winner of five events in 2019 and one in 2020.

Ridhima said she had been working on various aspects of her game during the break between the last season and the new one, and also during the coronavirus-enforced hiatus.

Following up on her first round 71, she added a 67 with six birdies and just one bogey in the round.

While her first round commenced with a double bogey, the second round had a bogey on the second hole but after that she did not put a foot wrong. She parred six holes in a row from 3rd to 8th before her first birdie of the day on the 9th as she turned in even par. PTI

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