Srinagar: Veteran Delhi golfer Smriti Mehra pulled off a sensational win in the 10th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour in Srinagar on Thursday. Smriti won the final round in a nail biting three-way play off on the first hole after she was tied with Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor and Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi with identical scores of 218. The INR 7,00,000 tournament was played at the picturesque Royal Springs Golf Course from the 17th – 19th of September 2013.
Smriti started her campaign leading on the first day with a score of six under par 66, but had a miserable second round of 10 over par 82. She however manage to come back strongly on the final day with a score of two under par 70 to grab the winner’s cheque after a nail biting three way play off win over joint runners up Vani Kapoor and Neha Tripathi. Vani (72, 73, 73) and Neha (74, 72, 72) finished the tournament as joint runner’s up with identical scores of 218.
Rani Sonti who was placed second after the first round and was leading the field at the start of the final round could not keep up her tempo and finished at the fourth place after 54 holes with a total score of 220 (69, 74, 77). Rookie Shweta Galande managed to play a consistent round to finish fifth with a total score of 224 (75,75,74) after the final round.
The tour now moves to the National Capital for the 11th leg, which would be played at the historic Delhi Golf Club from the 23rd to 26th September 2013.