Smriti Mehra carded a two-over 74 to enjoy a four-stroke lead after the opening day's action in the fourth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Classic Golf Resort, Manesar, on Wednesday.

Smriti, the winner of two legs so far, gathered two birdies (on 4th and 16th) and four bogeys (on 6th, 13th, 15th and 18th) in the first round.

The scores (first round):

Smriti Mehra 74; Neha Tripathi, Nalini Singh Siwach and Saaniya Sharma 78; Pallavi Jain and Ankita Tiwana 81; Vandana Agarwal, Rani Sonti and Preetinder Kaur 82; Nikki Ponappa and Priya Puri 83; Sharmila Nicollet 85; Mita Gowande 86; Nalini Singh 91.

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