Bangalore: Vani Kapoor carded 2-under-70 on the second day to stay in the lead in the 8th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Eagleton Golf Resort here on Thursday. With yet another sterling performance today, Vani has opened up a huge 10 shot lead over Neha Tripathi going into the final round. Neha retained her second position with a total score of 148. The INR 6,00,000 event will culminate on Friday.
Delhi’s Vani Kapoor started from where she left off yesterday, playing a bogey free front-nine. In the process, she fired as many as five birdies on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 9th holes. Her back nine wasn’t as impressive, and she dropped three shots on the 10th, 11th and 15th holes. Despite that she finished with an impressive total score of 138 to stay 10 shots clear of Neha Tripathi.
Hero Order of Merit leader Neha Tripathi had an indifferent day in the park. She carded four bogeys on the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 10th holes along with a double on the 12th. She carded the lone birdie of her round on the 11th hole to finish with a score of 5 over 77.
Delhi’s Mehar Atwal was the most improved player on the day. She started the round at tied 8th position but thanks to her effort of 1 under 71, only the second sub-par score of the round, she finished at tied third position with Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal, both with identical totals of 150 after 36 holes. Mehar started impressively, carding a birdie on the 1st hole, but soon lost the advantage through a bogey on the 2nd. Thereafter, she added three more birdies to her tally on the 8th, 10th and 15th holes, but a double bogey on the 17th meant that she had to be content with the tied third place. Gursimar’s card of 3 over 75 included four birdies on the 5th, 14th, 16th and 18th holes along with five bogeys on the 1st, 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th. She also carded a double on the 15th hole.
Delhi’s Gauri Monga is placed fifth with a total score of 152, followed by Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall at 153 and Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima at 154 in sixth and seventh position respectively.