Kolkata, February 23: Vani Kapoor carded an even par round on the final day to win the 4th leg of the INR 7,00,000 Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2017 at the Tollygunge Club here on Thursday. Vani claimed her first title of the season with a margin of four strokes. Amandeep Drall finished second with a total score of 217.
New Delhi’s Vani Kapoor had an indifferent start, dropping a shot on the very first hole. She went on to card a birdie on the 7th hole with a double bogey on the 8th in her front nine. Sensing victory on her way in, she played with much more control and carded a bogey free round with birdies on the 10th and 16th holes. Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall had a shaky start, carding bogeys on the 1st and 5th holes, but birdies on the 8th and 9th helped her to neutralise the damage on her way out. Her lone birdie in the back nine came on the 15th hole, while she dropped shots on the 10th, 11th, 13th, 17th and 18th to finish the round with a score of four over 74.
Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma and Sharmila Nicollet were tied third with identical scores of 218 after the third round. Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima finished the round in fifth position with a total score of 221. She was followed by Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra in sixth position at 222 and Neha Tripathi finished seventh with 223, followed by Gaurika Bishnoi and Mehar Atwal in tied eighth with identical scores of 225.
The Tour now moves to the Classic Golf & Country Club in Gurgaon for the 5th leg of the season.
Sharmila Nicollet takes lead after second round in 4th leg of Hero WPGT
Kolkata, February 22: Sharmila Nicollet carded the only sub par round of three under 67 to grab the lead on the second day of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Tollygunge Club here on Wednesday. Trailing her by a margin of one shot are Amandeep Drall and Vani Kapoor with identical scores of 143.
Sharmila Nicollet made an impressive comeback from eighth position to take the lead after the second round. She started with a bogey free front nine, with birdies on the 2nd, 3rd and 7th holes. In her back nine, she carded a birdie and a bogey apiece on the 13th and 16th holes respectively, to put herself in a strong position to win her first event of the current season.
Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall played with utmost caution, carding an even par front nine. She carded a birdie on the 13th hole, but could not sustain the momentum and dropped shots on the 14th, 16th and 17th holes to finish her round with a score of two over 72. New Delhi’s Vani Kapoor’s round was a mixed bag.
Overnight leader Saaniya Sharma shot six over 76 and had a total of 145 after 36 holes. She was followed by New Delhi’s Mehar Atwal in fifth position with a total score of 147 after the second round. Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima, Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra and Gurgaon’s Gaurika Bishnoi are all tied in sixth position with identical scores of 148 at the end of the second round.
Saaniya Shama leads on Day 1 of 4th leg of Hero WPGT
Kolkata, February 21: Saaniya Sharma carded one under 69 to grab the lead in the first round of the INR 7,00,000 fourth leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2017. Trailing her in second position with an even par score is Vani Kapoor.
Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma had an indifferent start, carding a bogey on the very first hole, but was able to neutralise the damage by carding birdies on the 2nd and 6th holes in her front nine. On her way in, she carded a double bogey on the 12th hole. However, she controlled the damage by picking birdies on the 13th and 14th holes. Vani Kapoor’s even par round of 70 included a bogey and a birdie a piece in her front nine on the 1st and 7th holes, while following a similar script in her back nine by carding a birdie on the 13th hole followed by a bogey on the 14th.
Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall and Gurgaon’s Gaurika Bishnoi are tied third with identical scores of one over 71.
Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra was lying fifth position with a score of two over 72, while Mehar Atwal carded three over 73 to take the sixth position.
Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima is seventh with 74, followed by Sharmila Nicollet (75).