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Hillier, MacLaren in joint lead in Indian Open golf

Last updated on October 4, 2019

However, for the action of forgetfulness, Whitney Hillier might happen to be in sole lead in the Hero Women’s Indian Open. Seeing the pristine expanse in the 10th tee of the DLF Golf and Country Club, the 28-year-old Australian, who ended on Thursday tied to the lead at five-under 67 with Briton Meghan MacLaren, enjoyed what she saw.

Having the early morning start, it had been only MacLaren’s set before hers, and together with all the greens pure, Hillier looked forward to a favorable beginning, maybe with a birdie. As she waited to tee-off using the small breeze adding into the listing she enjoys to tick at the start of a round, Hillier realized she’d abandoned her water jar, a”lucky mascot” although she claims she is not superstitious, at the bath.

As plastic bottles have been prohibited this week as part of their organizers”go-green’ initiative,’ Hillier obtained stressed. Together with the warmth slated to move up, she dreaded dehydration as just paper cups are offered from the water heaters at strategic points. You will find flasks to be needed, but Hillier was company on getting her back.

“It is not like I am certain, however, the flask has traveled with me this year and also to Sitges (Spain, in which she obtained the year’s initial top-10 about the Ladies European Tour) a week and there was no way I was going to lose it,” she explained.

Time was brief but Hillier guaranteed the bottle attained her via a very helpful volunteer, however, the stress distracted her to a degree which she pulled her very first tee shot into the right. Working the way out of difficulty in this golf course is a job, and has attracted top experts to check their ability through recent years. Hillier is here for this too, coming after four decades.

The bogey had a chastening effect, but maybe not for long. “I told me one mistake was sufficient for the afternoon,” she explained and reeled off three consecutive birdies with a few good iron play, followed by three on her back nine to rekindle the quest for a breakthrough triumph over the LET.