Women's Golf Association of India

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Tvesa Malik in action

Tvesa Malik shoots 71, hangs on to 4th spot in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, March 14: Tvesa Malik shot 3-under 71 and stayed tied fourth at the Standard Bank Ladies Open golf on the Sunshine Ladies Tour in South Africa. Tvesa had a 1-under on the first day at the Par-74 course. AT 4-under for two rounds with one more day to go, she is four shots behind the leader, Kyle Henry of Scotland.

The first round leader Kylie Henry of Scotland has rounds of 69-71 at 8-under for 36 holes.

Tvesa had three birdies on the Par-5s from her total of six. She started the second day with a bogey, but found three birdies between the third and the sixth and added three pars to turn in 2-under. On the back, Tvesa birdied the Par-5s on the 11th and the 14th to get closer to the top before she was pulled back by bogeys on the 15th and the 17th. A closing birdie saw her finish the day at 71.

South Africans Cassandra Alexander (74-69) and Gabrielle Venter (74-69) were tied for the shared second place at 5-under 143. Apart from Tvesa, French golfer Emie Peronnin (73-71) and England’s Florentyna Parker (73-71) were tied fourth at 4-under 144.

The top 30 and ties make the cut, which was projected at 3-over 149.

The 54-hole tournament carried a purse of Rand 600,000 and is the fourth event of the schedule for this year.

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Mr. Vittal Belandor, Secretary-BGC & Mr. D N Vasanth Kumar, Captain-BGC jointly handing over the winner's cheque and trophy to Anvitha Narender.