Vani Kapoor leads by three strokes

September 4th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) Vani Kapoor, playing her maiden season as a professional, opened a three-shot lead over her former amateur rival Aditi Ashok and Nalini Singh Siwach in the opening round of the third leg of the Hero-WGAI Women’s Pro Golf Tour here Tuesday.

Vani, the 18-year-old DLF golfer who lost in a play-off in her maiden pro appearance last month, played a steady round with just one bogey against two birdies, on the fifth and 11th. Her sole blemish came on the par-5 13th at the Prestige Golfshire golf course here.

Aditi had a 74 with two birdies and four bogeys. Two of her bogeys came on the second and third holes. Nalini was tied second at 74 with Aditi.

Tied fourth at 76 was Shraddhanjali Singh and the fifth place was shared by previous round winner Smriti Mehra and Saaniya Sharma.

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