Greater Noida, Sep 3: Sharmila Nicollet jumped into the lead with a five under 67 on the second day of the Rs. 6 lakh 15th leg of the Women's Professiol Golf Tour here on Thursday. Nicollet was in stellar form at the Jaypee Greens course here, carding nine birdies, which is a record for a single day in the current season.
The Bengaluru golfer, who is eyeing her first title of the year, registered a two-round total of 141 to lead second placed Amandeep Drall by a single stroke.
Amandeep returned a score of two under 70 for a total of 142 after the second round.
Overnight leader Neha Tripathi meanwhile, slipped to the third spot with an effort of three over 75. She is trailing Amandeep by three strokes.
Kapurthala's Gursimar Badwal finished the second round with a level par score to take the fourth position.
Sharmila was off to a mixed start with birdies on the first, fourth, seventh and eighth holes, along with bogies on the third, fifth and sixth.
She did much better on the back nine, with a flurry of birdies on the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 16th holes with a lone blemish on the 10th.
Amandeep started the pursuit of her third title of the year with a bang, carding three birdies on the front nine while dropping a shot on the second. She started her back nine with a double bogey on the 10th but recovered with birdies on the 13th, 14th and 16th. IANS