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Gaurika Bishnoi in sole lead in Hero Women's Golf

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Gaurika Bishnoi fired five birdies in her second round of 2-over 74 to lead the field in the 14th Leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour on Thursday.
 
Gaurika, who had carded 77 in her first round and has a total of 7-over 151. is on the top of the leaderboard with young Khushi Khanijau (71) trailing her by two shots. 
 
Afshan Fatima, winner last week in the 13th Leg of the Hero WPG Tour, returned 76 and at 154. She was third and one ahead of Neha Tripathi, who shot 73. With a total of 155, she is fourth.
 
Gaurika birdied third and ninth but bogeyed on second, sixth and eighth to be 1-over 37 in front nine. On her return, she birdied thrice between 12th and 15th, but also dropped shots on 11th, 13th, 17th and 18th for a total of 74.
 
Khushi, who had finished second in the 11th Leg at Hyderabad in August, shot the first sub-par round of the week -- 1-under 71 -- which included five birdies.
 
On her first nine, she shot two birdies but dropped a stroke ,while on coming back she e birdied 11th, 16th and 18th. However, three bogeys in a row from 13th to 15th spoilt her fine card.
 
Amateur Sifat Sagoo, who is playing on her home course, added 79 to her first round 80 and is tied-5th alongside first round co-leader, Millie Saroha (82).
 
Pre-tournament favourite Amandeep Drall shot 80 and was placed seventh, while Tvesa Malik (79-82) was tied-8th alongside Gursimar Badwal (84-77) and Anisha Padukone (86-75).
 
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