Disappointing start for Indian golfers at Women’s Irish Open | Golf News

DROMOLAND CASTLE: The Indian quartet of Vani Kapoor, Tvesa Malik, Almond Drall and Diksha Dagar had a disappointing start at KPMG Women’s Irish Open golf tournament.
Vani, who showed sparks of good form this season, and Diksha, who indicated a return to form, shot even by 72 apiece and were the best among the Indians at Tie-67th.
Tvesa, who struggled this year, was 1 of 73 in T-78, and Amandeep shot 74 and was T-93.
Vani had two birdies on the 15th and 16th and she dropped a few shots on the second and 14th. Diksha, on the other hand, had two birdies and three bogeys on the front of the Dromoland Castle course and she had one birdie and no bogeys on the back nine as she scored 72.
Alexandra Swayne and Lina Boqvist shot opening rounds of 7 under 65 to sit atop the leaderboard on day one. The duo enjoyed the best conditions at Dromoland Castle with sunshine all afternoon after the morning rains.
For LET rookie Swayne, who started his round on the 10th tee, his only bogey of the day came on the 12th before he netted four birdies. More birdies on the second, fifth, seventh and ninth holes secured the US Virgin Islands native a seven-under round on the first day.
It was a similar story for Sweden’s Boqvist who also started on the 10th tee and birdied five of her first nine, including four consecutively from 15-18.
The 31-year-old then dropped her only shot of the day on the second hole before making additional birdies on the third, sixth and seventh holes.
Three players are tied for third at six under par with England’s Annabel Dimmock, Czechoslovakia’s Klara Spilkova and France’s Anne-Lise Caudal all rounds of 66 shooting.
It was an interesting start to the day for Dimmock who double-bogeyed on his first hole but was quickly forgotten with a pair of eagle twos on the 12th and 15th holes.
Seven players are tied for sixth at five under par, including home favorite and Solheim Cup star Leona Maguire.
The cut will be applied at the end of the second round with the top 60 professionals and ties until the weekend.

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