Women’s Professional Golf Tour: Amandeep Drall wins second title of the season
Gurgaon: Amandeep Drall carded an even par round on the third day to win her second title of the season in the 5th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2017 at the Classic Golf & Country Club. Finishing in second position was the overseas Thai professional Walailak Satarak with a total score of 214. The INR 8,00,000 event culminated today.
Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall started her round with a bogey on the very first hole. She went on to drop another on the 7th hole, but with the help of birdies on the 8th and 9th she was able to finish with an even par front nine. On the return, she played with much more caution and carded birdie and a bogey apiece on the 13th and 18th holes, to finish with a total score of 211. Walailak Satarak carded her lone birdie on her way out, on the 4th hole, while dropping shots on the 2nd and 5th. In her back nine, she carded birdies on the 10th and 14th while dropping shots on the 13th and 17th, to finish her round with a score of one over 73.
Gurgaon’s Gaurika Bishnoi and New Delhi’s Vani Kapoor were tied second with identical scores of 215. Gaurika had a shaky start carding a bogey on the very first hole. She went on to drop another shot on the 8th, while carding birdies on the 3rd and 9th in her front nine. She lost momentum on her way in carding a double bogey on the 12th and dropping a shot on the 18th. Her lone birdie in her back nine came on the 14th hole. Vani’s card on the day included birdies on the 9th, 11th and 17th holes, while dropping shots on the 2nd, 12th, 13th, 14th and 16th to finish the third round with a score of two over 74.
Hero MotoCorp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet started impressively, carding a bogey free front nine with birdies on the 1st, 4th and 5th holes, however, she could not sustain her momentum and carded bogeys on the 12th and 13th with a birdie on the 14th to finish in fifth position with a score of two under for the day and level par after 54 holes. She was followed by Jaipur’s Afshan fatima in sixth position with a total score of 221. Afshan carded birdies on the 6th, 7th, 9th, 17th and 18th, while dropping shots on the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 15th and 16th.
Ankita Tiwana, Gursimar Badwal and amateur Gurjot Badwal were all tied seventh with identical scores of 225, followed by amateur Tvesa Malik in tenth position with a score of 226.
After a short break the Tour will move to Poona Club Golf Course for the 6th leg of the Tour.