Gurgaon: Vani Kapoor played a flawless round of 2 under 70 on the final day to emerge victorious in the seventh leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Classic Golf & Country Club here on Friday. This is Vani’s third title in four appearances this season. Kiran Matharu finished runner-up with a total score of 211. The INR 7,00,000 event culminated today.
Delhi’s Vani Kapoor started from where she left off yesterday and played yet another bogey free round. She began cautiously and played an even par front nine. She carded two birdies on the 13th and 18th holes in the latter half to finish with a total score of 210 after 54 holes. Overseas player Kiran Matharu too recorded the same score of 2 under 70 in the final round to register her third runner-up finish of the season. She carded four birdies on the 9th, 10th, 13th and 18th holes while dropping shots on the 15th and 17th to finish with a total score of 211.
Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi, Bengaluru’s Sharmila Nicollet and Kapurthala golfer Amandeep Drall finished tied third with identical totals of 214. Overnight leader Neha Tripathi could not sustain her second round momentum and carded 2 over 74 in the final round. She started impressively, carding a birdie on the 5th hole, followed by an eagle on the 9th. However, three bogeys on the 10th, 15th and 17th along with a double on the 11th undid the good work and she had to settle for the third position. Hero Motocorp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet carded an even par round of 72 on the day. She carded two birdies on the 8th and 18th holes along with an equal number of bogies on the 14th and 15th. She also fired an eagle on the 3rd hole, which was negated by a double bogey on the 17th. Amadeep’s round of par 72 included two birdies on the 2nd and 8th holes along with an equal number of bogeys on the 11th and 13th.
Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal carded 2 over 74 in the final round to take the sixth position. She carded two birdies on the 6th and 12th holes while dropping shots on the 1st and 18th. She also carded a double on the 17thto finish with a total score of 215. Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra finished seventh with a total score of 220, followed by Delhi’s Mehar Atwal and Mehak Sharma in eighth and ninth position respectively.
The Tour will now take a break during the summer months.