Sharmila Nicollet fired a five under-67 to lead on the opening day of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour 2013, here on Tuesday.
Trailing Sharmila by a stroke was Delhi's Vani Kapoor in the five-lakh event played at the Jaypee Greens Golf Course.
Sharmila had a brilliant round, scoring the lowest total of the day. The Bengaluru golfer's round consisted of six birdies on the 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th holes followed by a single bogey on the 17th hole.
Vani was placed second after 18 holes with a day's total of four under 68. Her round today consisted of five birdies on the 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th and 11th holes followed by a bogey on the 16th hole.
Amateur golfer Millie Saroha was placed third with a total of two under 70.
Chandigarh's Saniya Sharma was fourth with even par score of 72 and Rani Sonti was fifth with a score of three over 75 after 18 holes.