New Delhi: Smriti Mehra moved to the top of the Hero-WGAI Order of Merit for the first time this season, with her second win of the year.
The 40-year-old veteran who won the first-ever women’s pro event in Srinagar earlier this week now has Rs. 4,89,000 from four events, of which she has won two and finished third and fourth in other two.
Smriti is trailed by Rookie Vani Kapoor, who also crossed the Rs. 4 lakh mark and has Rs. 4,11,000. Vani was leading the list after the third leg, which she won in Bengaluru.
Nalini Singh Siwach, still looking for her first win this season, is third with Rs. 3,66,750 and Sharmila Nicollet, who has played only two events is fourth. Sharmila won the opening event, finished second in the next and skipped the next two as she traveled to Europe for the Ladies European Tour.
Neha Tripathi completes the top-five with earnings of Rs. 2,66,500.
The Hero-WGAI 2012 Tour will have 12 events with Rs. 70 lakhs in total prize purse.
The fifth leg of the Hero-WGAI Tour will be held from September 19 at the DLF Golf and Country Club.
Hero-WGAI Order of Merit (after 4 events)
1 Smriti Mehra Rs. 489000
2 Vani Kapoor Rs. 411000
3 Nalini Singh (Siwach) Rs. 366750
4 Sharmila Nicollet Rs. 352500
5 Neha Tripathi Rs. 266500
6 Saaniya Sharma Rs. 209750
7 Shraddhanjali Singh Rs. 163750
8 Ankita Tiwana Rs. 125500
9 Preetinder Kaur Rs. 87250
10 Pallavi Jain Rs. 76250
By Indian Sports News Network