Amandeep Drall dropped two late bogeys on the back nine but still had a share of the lead with Pranavi Urs at the end of the first day of the second leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour 2023 at Bombay Presidency Golf Club.
The duo shot 1-under 69 each and were one ahead of Disha Kavery who is only in her third season as a pro.
Two amateur Vidhatri Urs  and Nishna Patel  were third and fourth while Vani Kapoor carded 73 after a rogue front nine of 3-over. She shot 3-over 73 as did Asmitha Sathish and Afshan Fatima.
Four others, Sneha Singh, Lakhmehar Pardesi, Khushi Khanijau and Ananya Datar were tied ninth with 75.
Amandeep, playing for the first season ending events on the LET Tour in 2022, has an early bogey on second but three birdies in a row from sixth to eight and another on 11th saw her go to 3-under. She then dropped shots on 14th and 17th to finish at 69.
Disha had one bogey on the front nine and another on 12th, but back-to-back birdies on 14th and 15th, saw her card even par 70.
Last week winner Seher Atwal had a difficult day with 7-over 77. She bogeyed three in a row from eighth to 10th and then a double bogey on par-3 13th added to her woes as she finished bogey-bogey for a 7-over card. She was lying tied 15th.
Ridhima Dilawari had an even worse start at 9-over 79 with six bogeys and a triple bogey, and was tied 19th.