Noida, Dec 1 (IANS) Indian golfer Vani Kapoor carded three over 75 to maintain her lead in the 17th leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour at the Noida Golf Course here on Thursday.
The Delhi golfer negotiated a birdie-less front nine, while dropping shots on the sixth, seventh and ninth holes.
She carded a birdie and a bogey apiece on the 15th and 16th holes to finish with a total sore of 148 after 36 holes
Trailing her by two shots is Smriti Mehra, placed second with a total score of 150.
Mehra had a good start, carding a birdie on the very first hole. She carded another on the sixth hole, while dropping a shot on the third in her front nine.
On the return, she struggled with her consistency as her lone birdie came on the 16th hole. She dropped shots on the 10th, 12th and carded a double on the 11th.
Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal and Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall were tied third with identical scores of 151 after the second round.
Gursimar played out a birdie less front nine with bogeys on the second and fourth holes. She raised her game in the back nine, carding birdies on the 13th and 14th holes along with a bogey on the 11th.
Amandeep carded birdies on the first and fifth holes, while dropping shots on the fourth and sixth in her front nine. However, she seemed to lose concentration in the back nine, with bogeys on the 11th,12th and 17th holes and no birdies.
Sharmila Nicollet and Pune’s Shweta Galande are tied sixth with identical scores of 154 after the second round.