Women's Professional Golf Tour: Vani Kapoor wins golf title in Pune

Vani kapoor 1Pune: Vani Kapoor carded three-over 74 in the final round to claim her second title in the sixth leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour 2017 at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Friday.

Vani finished with a total score of 216 and won by an impressive margin of nine shots. Gaurika Bishnoi and Amandeep Drall were tied second with identical totals of 225 after 54 holes.

New Delhi's Vani had an uneasy start, carding a bogey on the third hole and a double on the seventh. Her lone birdie on her way out came on the sixth hole.

Sensing victory, she played with caution in the latter half, and carded a birdie on the 14th hole after two consecutive bogeys on the 12th and 13th.

Gurgaon's Gaurika had a good start, carding a bogey-free front nine, with a birdie on the third hole. She could not sustain the momentum on her way in and carded bogeys on the 15th and 17th to finish the round with a score of one-over 72 and the best on the day.

Panchkula's Amandeep was not at her best as she carded a birdie-less round with a string of errors to finish the round with a 76.

Sharmila Nicollet (76) was placed fourth with a total score of 227, while Kapurthala's Gursimar Badwal finished fifth with a total of 228.

Kolkata's Siddhi Kapoor was placed sixth with a score of 232, followed by Pune's Shweta Galande in seventh at 234 and Sonam Chugh, Mehar Atwal and Saaniya Sharma in tied eighth with identical totals of 239.