Greater Noida: Neha Tripathi will start as a firm favourite in the 13th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at Jaypee Greens. She has been a consistent performer in the current season with two victories to her credit and will be aiming for her third title. The INR 6,00,000 event will feature 14 professionals and two amateurs vying for the top spot, and will played be from 21st – 23rd September.
Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi currently leads the Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of INR 8,53,583 in 12 appearances. She has two victories along with three runner-up finishes to her name and a win here will further strengthen her position atop the money list. Another strong contender for the title is Vani Kapoor. She hasn’t been at her best in the last few events and will be keen to make amends. She is currently placed third in the Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of INR 7,43,350 in eight appearances with five victories.
However, Neha and Vani will have to ward off a strong challenge from the likes of Amandeep Drall and Gursimar Badwal. Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall is currently placed second in the Hero Order of Merit with three wins and total earnings of INR 8,16,534 in nine appearances. She has been in good form throughout the season and is expected to give the others a run for their money. Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal claimed her maiden professional title this season at Mumbai in Leg 5, and will be keen to add to her tally. She is currently placed fourth in the money list with total earnings of INR 7,02,200 in 12 appearances.
Other players in the fray are Pune’s Shweta Galande, Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma, Delhi’s Ankita Tiwana, and amateurs Anisha Padukone and Shreya Ghei.
The Par 72 scenic golf course in Greater Noida is all set to host some of the top professionals in the country.