Greater Noida: Bangalore's Sharmila Nicollet took an early lead after the first round of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Jaypee Greens here Wednesday.
Sharmila played a bogey free round to finish ahead of veteran Smriti Mehra and Pune’s Shweta Galande, who are tied second after 18 holes.
Sharmila wasn’t in the best of form coming into the tournament but she turned things around to card the day’s only under par score of 1 under 71. She played a consistent round in tough conditions and carded a lone birdie on the 12th hole. Trailing Sharmila by one shot are Smriti and Shweta with a score of par 72.