Jaipur: Pune's Shweta Galande returned with a level par 71 to leapfrog into the lead on day two of the 18th and final leg of Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Rambagh Golf Club here.
Trailing her in the second position is Delhi's Vani Kapoor who finished with a total score of 146 after 36 holes at the Rs 5,00,000 event which will culminate tomorrow.
Starting the day in third position, Shweta played a cautious front nine, carding two birdies on the 4th and 8th holes, along with bogeys on the 3rd, 5th and 9th holes. She became more confident as the day progressed and her back nine consisted of two birdies on the 15th and 16th holes, as against a solitary blemish on the 10th to finish with a score of 145 after two days.
Kapurthala's Gursimar Badwal and Panchkula's Amandeep Drall ended with identical totals of 147 to finish tied third., while Kolkata's Neha Tripathi, Overseas player Kiran Matharu and Delhi's Ankita Tiwana are placed tied fifth with identical scores of 149 after 36 holes.
Tripathi returned with a score of two-under 69, the best performance of the day. She started aggressively and carded three birdies on the 1st, 8th and 9th holes against a bogey on the 3rd in her front nine.
She avoided taking too much risk on the return journey, and played an even par back nine.
Jaipur's Afshan Fatima and Kolkata's Smriti Mehra are in tied 8th position with a total score of 151 after Round Two.