Gurgaon: Amandeep Drall carded 1 under 71 on the final day to win the 15th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at DLF Golf and Country Club here on Friday. Amandeep claimed her fourth title of the season with a huge margin of seven strokes. Gaurika Bishnoi finished second with a total score of 220. The INR 6,00,000 event culminated today.
Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall played yet another under par round to claim the title with a total score of 213 after 54 holes. She carded a bogey and birdie apiece on the 4th and 5th holes respectively, in her front nine. She dropped a shot on the 10th hole but regained her composure and carded birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to finish the round with a score of 1 under 71.
Rookie Gaurika Bishnoi had impressed in her first outing as a professional in the last event with a fourth place finish. She continued with the good work and secured her second place finish with a score of 2 under 70 on the final day. She started impressively, carding a birdie on the very first hole.She went on to card a birdie on the 4th hole, while dropping a shot on the 6th in her front nine. Her back nine followed a similar script, as she carded a bogey on the 14th hole and birdies on the 13th and 16th, finishing her day with a total score of 220.
Delhi’s Vani Kapoor and Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi finished tied third with identical scores of 222 after the final round. Vani had an indifferent start, playing a birdie less front nine. She started with a bogey on the very first hole and carded a double on the 6th. She controlled the damage in her back nine, carding birdies on the 11th and 17th holes, while dropping shots on the 15th and 16th to finish with a score of 3 over 75. Neha would have hoped for a better start as she carded a bogey on the 8th hole along with a double on the 5th and a triple on the 6th. She also carded two birdies on the 3rd and 9th holes in her front nine. She added two more birdies on the 10th and 11th holes while dropping shots on the 13th, 16th and 17th to finish with a score of 5 over 77.
Amateur Diksha Dagar carded 2 over 74 on the final day to take the fifth position. She played a bogey free front nine, carding a birdie on the 1st hole. However, she could not sustain the momentum and carded bogeys on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes along with a double on the 17th. Birdies on the 10th and 18th holes helped her to recover and finish with a total score of 230.
Pune’s Shweta Galande carded 2 over 74 to take the sixth position, carding birdies on the 7th, 14th and 16th holes, while dropping shots on the 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 10th and 13th to finish with a total score of 233. She was followed by Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma at seventh position with a total score 234 after the final round.
This was a warm up event for the players before the Hero Women Indian Open 2016, to be played at the same venue from 11th to 13th November.