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Amateur Avani and Tvesa best Indians at tied 17th

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Brandenburg (Germany), May 16 (PTI) Pranavi Urs landed two eagles in a space of four holes but finished with a triple bogey for a round of 74 on the opening day of the Amundi German Masters on the Ladies European Tour.

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Indian golfers had mixed luck in the opening round as the 21-year-old Mysuru golfer, Pranavi, playing her first year on the LET, was tied-third at one stage at 2-under but finally finished 2-over 74 and was tied-42nd.

Amateur Avani Prashanth and seasoned Tvesa Malik, trying to get back to the LET, shot even par 72 each to be tied 17th and the best Indians on a difficult first day.

The leader was local Patricia Isabel Schmidt, who carded 4-under with six birdies and a double bogey in her 68. Also, at 4-under was Swedish amateur Meja Ortengren, who still had four holes to play.

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They were followed by Austrian Emma Spitz (69), who had seven birdies and four bogeys.

Among the other Indians, Diksha Dagar (74) was also T-42 and tied with Pranavi.

Amandeep Drall, making her first start on LET this season, and Vani Kapoor, were also 2-over but were yet to finish their first round.

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Vani had three more holes to play, and Amandeep had four to go.

Sneha Singh was 3-over with three more holes to play.

Pranavi, a former Order of Merit winner on Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour, had a strange round as she began on the tenth with bogeys on the 10th and the 11th, but she then eagled the Par-5 12th and the Par-5 16th.

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A dropped shot on 17th meant she turned in 1-under 35.

After five pars from the first to the fifth, she birdied the sixth to go 2-under but dropped a shot on the seventh and then had a crippling triple bogey on the Par-4 ninth, her closing hole.

Diksha, who was tied-third at the event last year, had two birdies against four bogeys for her 74. PTI CORR TAP

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