Greater Noida: Vani Kapoor repeated her second round performance with another score of 1 under 71 on the final day to emerge victorious in the 13th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Jaypee Greens here on Friday. This is Vani’s sixth title in nine appearances this season. Gursimar Badwal finished runner-up with a total score of 222, followed by Saaniya Sharma in third place. The INR 6,00,000 event culminated today.
Delhi’s Vani Kapoor started impressively, carding three birdies on the 5th, 6th and 9th holes, while dropping a single shot on the 7th in the front nine. Sensing victory, she played with utmost caution in the latter half, carding a lone bogey on the 12th to finish with a total score of 214 after 54 holes. In the process, she registered a comfortable victory over Gursimar Badwal. Her sixth win of the season came with an impressive margin of eight strokes.
Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal had an off day in the park. Initially, she showed intent by carding a birdie on the 3rd hole, but thereafter struggled to stitch together a series of consistent shots and carded bogeys on the 4th, 6th, 8th and 15th holes, along with two double bogeys on the 9th and 14th. However, a late birdie on the 17th hole helped her to salvage the situation and she finished the day at 6 over 78. She took the second position with a total score of 222, one shot clear of Saaniya Sharma.
Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma finished third with a total score of 223. Her round was a story of mixed fortunes. She started indifferently, playing a birdie less front nine with two bogeys on the 4th and 6th holes, along with a double on the 2nd. However, she turned things around brilliantly in the latter half, carding three birdies on the 11th, 13th and 17th holes to finish the day at 1 over 73.
Delhi’s Ankita Tiwana took the fourth position with a total score of 226 after the third round. Her card on the day included a lone birdie on the 4th hole along with bogeys on the 6th and 9th. She also carded a double bogey on the 7th to finish the round at 3 over 75. Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima carded 2 over 74 on the final day to take the fifth position. She carded four birdies on the 3rd, 4th, 13th and 14th holes along with six bogeys on the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 17th and 18th to finish with a total score of 227.
Amateur Shreya Ghei finished sixth with a total score of 228, followed by Mysuru’s Sonam Chugh in seventh position at 229. The Tour now moves to the historic Delhi Golf Club for the 14th Leg to be played from 26th to 29th September.