Shweta Galande takes lead in Hero Women's Golf

Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) Rookie Shweta Galande played a stable round Wednesday, carding a total of 132 (66, 66) after 36 holes to lead the ninth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour here.

Overnight leader and veteran Delhi golfer Smriti Mehra failed to firm up her lead as she slipped to the tied third position with local golfer Sharmila Nicollet.

Aditi Ashok who trails Shweta by six shots is placed second after 36 holes. The Rs.6,00,000 event is being played at the par-70, Clover Greens golf course situated on the outskirts of Bangalore.

Shweta's round Wednesday consisted of two bogeys on the 6th and 13th holes and six birdies on the 9th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th and 18th holes. City Golfer Aditi Ashok (A) with a total score of 138 (68,70) is placed second after the second round. Her round consisted of four bogeys on the 4th, 5th, 14th and 16th holes. She got four birdies on the 3rd, 7th, 12t and 17th holes.

Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor with a total score of 140 (73, 67) after the second round is placed fifth while Saaniya Sharma from Chandigarh is placed sixth with a total score of 142 (75, 67) after the second round.

The Women's Professional Golf Tour comprises a total of fourteen legs spanning across key locations in India.

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