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Golfer Vani eyes stretching purple patch in Hero women's tour

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Noida, Nov 29 (IANS) Delhi youngster Vani Kapoor will be eager to continue her good run and cap the season on a winning note at the 17th and final leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour 2016 to be played at the Noida Golf Course.

The event, starting on Wednesday, will feature 15 professionals and lone amateur Tavleen Batra.

Vani currently leads the Order of Merit with total earnings of Rs.11,35,150 and has posted six wins in 12 appearances.

Vani edged past Amandeep Drall to take the first position in the money list and a win here will further help her equalise the record for most wins in a season currently held by Kolkata's veteran Smriti Mehra.

Vani will however, be up against a very strong field and will face a stiff challenge from the likes of Smriti, Amandeep, Gursimar Badwal and Neha Tripathi.

Amandeep, who has posted four wins in 13 appearances this year is currently occupying the second position on the money list with earnings of Rs.11,09,534.

Kolkata golfer Neha, recently back from overseas after a good showing on the Ladies European Tour, is sitting third in the Order of Merit with total earnings of Rs.9,97,383.

Neha, who has been consistent throughout the season and has registered two wins so far, will be eager to sign-off with another win under her belt.

Kapurthala's Gursimar, occupying the fourth position in the money list with a total of Rs.9,79,200, hasn't been at her best in the last few events and will be keen to make amends.

Smriti will be aiming to sustain the momentum after her win at Lucknow and finish the year on a high by adding a second title to her tally. She is currently placed seventh in the money list with total earnings of Rs.5,67,000.

--IANS

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