HWPGT: Vani eager to return to winning ways

vani-kapoor-golfBengaluru: Current Hero Order of Merit leader Vani Kapoor will be eager to get back to her winning ways in the 8th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2014 to be played at the picturesque KGA Golf Course in Bengaluru from 9th – 11th of July. Vani has played impressive golf this season and would be eager to capitalize on her top spot in the money list, after a minor slip up in the 7th leg earlier last month in Srinagar.

The eighth leg will also witness the return of Hero MotoCorp sponsored Bengaluru golfer Sharmila Nicolett, leading the attack on Vani on her home course after her stint on the Ladies European tour the whole of last month. She is the youngest Indian to get through to the prestigious Ladies European Tour and the only Indian to retain her card for two consecutive years.

With total earnings of INR 7,40,000 from 4 victories and 2 runners up positions in 7 starts, Vani will be the player to watch out for at the flagship KGA golf Course in Bengaluru. She would, however face stiff competition on the field from Ankita Tiwana, who is currently placed second in the Hero Order of Merit, Pune’s Shweta Galande, Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi and Chandigarh golfer Saaniya Sharma.

Veteran golfer Smriti Mehra will skip the eighth leg. The INR 5,00,000 event will see a total of 16 golfers (10 professionals and 6 amateurs) fighting it out for the top honours.

The Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2014 comprises a total of fifteen legs spanning across key locations in India.