Girls’s Indian Open 2023: Diksha, Vani keep inside placing distance of chief Madalene


There was a lot to cheer for the Indians with Diksha Dagar displaying the best way by holding the second spot behind Norwegian Madalene Stavnar on the opening day of the $400,000 Hero Girls’s Indian Open golf on Thursday.

Diksha made mild of an early bogey fireplace six birdies – identical as Madalene – for a five-under 67 that stored her one stroke off the lead.

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Vani Kapoor was a stroke behind Diksha following a spherical of 69. Newbie Vidharti Urs shot a 70 to share the fifth spot. One other novice Avani Prashanth’s 71 stored her among the many 16 gamers with sub-par playing cards.

Diksha did nicely to soak up the strain of expectations. “It was a gradual begin (from the tenth) for me at present as a result of on the eleventh gap, I used to be confused with the membership choice. So I wasn’t assured concerning the tee shot. By no means thoughts, I might have made an up and down. But it surely (the bogey) was alright, afterwards, I hit six birdies and I had a strong spherical.”

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Vani, who shot 4 birdies on the trot after ranging from the tenth tee, stated, “I simply stored driving on them after which I had a little bit unhealthy patch happening. I three putted the 18th and missed a chip out on the second, that was a little bit annoying however once more these have been simply lip outs.” She made amends by discovering birdies on the fifth and the eighth holes.

Sub-par scores: 66 – Madalene Stavnar (Nor); 67 – Diksha Dagar; 68 Vani Kapoor; 69 – Aline Krauter (Ger), Trichat Cheenglab (Tha); 70 – Vidharti Urs (A), Hannah Burke (Eng), Lia Pettersson (Swe), Johanna Gustavsson (Swe), Sanna Nuutinen (Fin), 71 – Emma Nilsson (Swe), Avani Prashanth (A), Eleanor Givens (Eng), Renate Grimstad (Nor), Kim Metrauz (Sui) and Liz Younger (Eng).



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