Noida: Vani Kapoor carded 1 over 73 in the final round to win the 17th and final leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2016 at the Noida Golf Course here on Friday. In a nail biting finish, Vani overcame a strong challenge from Smriti Mehra who finished second with a score of 223, to claim her seventh title of this season. This win also keeps her at par with Smriti Mehra who previously held the record for most wins in a season. The INR 6,00,000 event culminated today.
Delhi’s Vani Kapoor had an indifferent start, carding a birdie less front nine with bogeys on the 6th and 9th holes. She stepped up her game in the back nine, carding birdies on the 11th and 17th holes while dropping a shot on the 12th. She finished with a total score of 221 after 54 holes.
Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra started with aplomb, carding birdies on the 1st and 2nd holes. She went on to card birdies on the 7th and 8th holes while dropping shots on the 3rd and 9th in her front nine. However, she could not replicate her front nine performance and undid the good work carding bogeys on the 10th,12th,15th and 18th holes, with her lone birdie on the 13th. She finished in second position with a score of 223.
Noida’s Vaishavi Sinha finished third with a total score of 226 after the final round. Her card on the day included a birdie less front nine with bogeys on the 2nd,3rd and 9th holes, and also a double on the 4th. In her back nine she made an impressive comeback and carded birdies on the 13th,15th,17th and 18th holes while dropping a shot on the 16th. Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall carded five over 77 in the final round to take the fourth position. Her card included a lone birdie on the 17th hole, with bogeys on the 1st,3rd,4th and 15th. She also carded a double bogey on the 9th.
Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi took the fifth position with a score of 230 after the final round, carding birdies on the 11th,14th and 17th holes. She dropped a shot on the 15th and carded a triple bogey on the 7th. She was followed by Hero MotoCorp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet who took the sixth position with a total score of 231 after 54 holes.
After a short break, the new season of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour will commence from Ahmedabad in January 2017.