Smriti leads in second leg of Hero Women's Golf

Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) Smriti Mehra was leading in the second leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour event at the Tollygunge Golf Club here Tuesday

Smriti moved two points clear of Vani Kapoor after the first round. Smriti, who topped the Hero Order of Merit in 2012, had four birdies and just one bogey in her score of three under 67.

Smriti had her only bogey on the third, but from there on she didn't look back as she carded birdies at the 5th, 12th, 15th and 18th.

Vani Kapoor got off to a shaky start and had a double bogey on the third, however she steadied herself and played some solid golf to give Smriti a run for her money. Her bogey at the 18th hole cost her the joint top slot. She finished at one under 69.

Winner of the first leg and local girl, Neha Tripathi with two birdies finished third with a score of par 70. Sharmila Nicollet, the lone Indian at the Ladies European Tour and making a comeback after an injury, finished fourth with 73.

Vandana Agarwal ended the day at the fifth position with 74 and Rani Sonti was sixth with 76.

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