Golfer Vani wins eighth leg of Hero women's Professional tour
Bengaluru, June 17 (IANS) Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor carded four under 68 to register a wire-to-wire victory in the eighth leg of the Rs 600,000 Hero women Professional Tour at the Eagleton Golf Resort here on Friday.
This is Vani's fourth title of the season. Gursimar Badwal finished second with a total score of 222, followed by Amandeep Drall and Neha Tripathi in tied third position at 224.
Vani led the field from the very first round and kept getting better by the day to claim the title by a huge margin of 16 shots over Gursimar. She started impressively, playing a blemish free front-nine with two birdies on the fourth and seventh holes.
The Delhi girl added three more birdies to her tally on the 14th, 17th and 18th holes, while dropping just a single shot on the 15th. In the process, she demolished all opposition and finished the round with a total score of 206 after 54 holes.
Kapurthala's Gursimar played an even-par round of 72 to take the second position. Her round included two birdies on the 14th and 15th holes with an equal number of bogeys on the seventh and 18th to finish with a total score of 222 after the final round.
Panchkula's Amandeep carded 1 under71, only the second under-par score of the round to finish tied third. She started with aplomb and fired four birdies on the first, fourth, sixth and eighth holes with a lone bogey on the seventh.
However, she could not sustain the momentum in the latter half and dropped two shots on the 13th and 15th holes.
Hero Order of Merit leader Neha was far from her best in the final round. She had an indifferent start and carded a double bogey on the 2nd hole, followed by four bogeys on the seventh, 12th, 13th and 14th holes. However, two late birdies on the 17th and 18th holes helped her control the damage and finish the round with a score of four over 76.
Delhi's Mehar Atwal could not replicate her second round performance and finished fifth with a total score of 226. Her card of four over 76 on the day included three birdies on the sixth, seventh and 18th holes along with five bogeys on the third, fifth, 10th, 13th and 15th besides carding a double on the 16th hole.
Amateur Suchitra Ramesh finished sixth with a total score of 231, followed by Pune's Shweta Galande and Delhi's Gauri Monga in tied seventh position at 232.
The Tour now moves to the Clover Greens in the same city for the ninth leg to be played from June 21.