Smrity extends lead at Hero Women's Golf

Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Smriti Mehra extended her lead to seven shots with a brilliant two under 68 on day two of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Tollygunge Golf Club here Wednesday.

Smriti started off with a bogey but got better as the day progressed and finished with five birdies at the 5th, 9th, 10th 13th and 14th holes Wednesday. She now has total of 135, seven clear of Neha Tripathi, who ended the second round at par 70.

Neha was brilliant in the front nine with a score of one under 33 but lost her way in the back nine, where she had four bogeys. She finished with two over 72, with a total of 142.

Vani Kapoor, who was placed second at the end of the first round had a disappointing second round with a score of five over 75. She dropped to the third spot with a total of 144. She had four bogeys and a double bogey. Sharmila Nicollet, the lone Indian at the Ladies European Tour finished the day with a score of two over 72 is placed fourth with total of 145.

Vandana Agarwal (76-74) is fifth and Rani Sonti (75-76) were sixth.

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