Ladies golf: Vani sweeps honours

Mumbai: Vani Kapoor swept the honours even in the tough conditions after some heavy showers on the final day of the Usha Western India Ladies Open at the Bombay Presidency Golf Course on Thursday. Vani, who has been having a great season reserved her best for the final as she carded her best for the week with a 73 and won both Category A, the Combined and the Gold Division.

Vani Kapoor (226) was two shots ahead of Gursimar Badwal (228) in Gold Division, but she was a winner by eight shots over Mehar Atwal (74) and Gurbani Singh (76) in Category A. In the combined Category A and B, she was again followed by Mehar and Gurbani. Raksha Phadke (81) was fourth in Category A with a total of 238.

Aditi Ashok won the B Category with a final round of 80 and a total of 237. Aditi was followed by Vidushi Sinha (79) and a total of 239.

Aditi also finished fourth in Combined placings for Category A and B, with Raksha Phadke fifth.

Amrita Anand claimed the prize in C Category with Suchitra Ramesh second.

Bela Phadke from Poona club won the Silver Division Prize

Inspite of thunder and lightning with heavy showers for more than two hours the BPGC played very true and there were hardly any issues of even plugged balls in the rough.

The course played tough with high roughs and very challenging but the quality of game was quite high. The Girls in Gold division were playing from Men’s Championship Tee except for third and fourth holes. The competition was very close till the 11th hole and Vani's experience and confidence prevailed.