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Vani Kapoor wins first title of 2017 at Tollygunge Club

Vani Kapoor carded an even par round on the final day to win the 4th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2017 at the Tollygunge Club on Thursday. Vani claimed her first title of the season with a margin of four strokes. Amandeep Drall finished second with a total score of 217. The INR 7,00,000 event culminated today.

New Delhi’s Vani Kapoor had an indifferent start, dropping a shot on the very first hole. She went on to card a birdie on the 7th hole with a double bogey on the 8th in her front nine. Sensing victory on her way in, she played with much more control and carded a bogey free round with birdies on the 10th and 16th holes. Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall had a shaky start, carding bogeys on the 1st and 5th holes, but birdies on the 8th and 9th helped her to neutralise the damage on her way out. Her lone birdie in the back nine came on the 15th hole, while she dropped shots on the 10th, 11th, 13th, 17th and 18th to finish the round with a score of four over 74.

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Ariya Jutanugarn and Amy Yang Share Lead After Opening-Round of Honda LPGA Thailand

Ariya Jutanugarn and Amy Yang both shot opening-rounds of 66 to share the lead at the Honda LPGA Thailand. Playing in front of her home crowd Jutanugarn put on a show with six birdies and no bogeys.

“You know, it feel great,” Jutanguarn said. “I feel really grateful to be here. All the fan, they try to support all the Thai golfer here.”

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Broadhurst relishing Senior Open title defence at Royal Porthcawl

Paul Broadhurst will make an eagerly awaited return to Wales this summer when he defends the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club from July 27-30.

The 51-year-old Englishman, who captured his first Senior Major by winning on his championship debut at Carnoustie last year, has enjoyed a life-changing few months since beating American Scott McCarron by two shots over the famous Scottish links.

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Annika to attend Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Spain

Annika Sörenstam will take a closer look at the European prospects for The Solheim Cup when she attends the inaugural Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open near Barcelona, on 20-23 April.

The 10-time Major champion, who captured a career Grand Slam and was the first woman ever to shoot 59 during a 16-year career, will be watching the best players from Europe at Club de Golf Terramar in Sitges as she seeks players to compete in The Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa this August. 

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Atwal aiming to relive glory days at Hero Indian Open

India’s Arjun Atwal is preparing to launch a title challenge at next month’s US$1.75 million Hero Indian Open, the tournament which propelled him to stardom nearly 20 years ago.

Atwal claimed his maiden Asian Tour victory at his home Open back in 1999 which subsequently paved the way to a stellar career that now includes eight tournament wins across the region and also one historic triumph in the United States. 

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Sharmila Nicollet makes a stunning comeback at Tollygunge Club

Sharmila Nicollet carded the only sub par round of three under 67 to grab the lead on the second day of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Tollygunge Club here on Wednesday. Trailing her by a margin of one shot are Amandeep Drall and Vani Kapoor with identical scores of 143. The INR 7,00,000 event will culminate tomorrow.

Nicollet made an impressive comeback from eighth position to take the lead after the second round. She started with aplomb, carding a bogey free front nine, with birdies on the 2nd, 3rd and 7th holes. In her back nine, she carded a birdie and a bogey apiece on the 13th and 16th holes respectively, to put herself in a strong position to win her first event of the current season.

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Honda LPGA Thailand Preview: Thompson primed for title defence

Lexi Thompson enters this week as the defending champion at the Honda LPGA Thailand after running away with the 2016 title by six strokes, the largest margin of victory in the history of the event.

“It feels great to be back in Thailand of this is one of my favorite tournaments here, and the course is in amazing shape for us once again,” Thompson said. “The fans are great here. I just had an amazing Pro-Am. It was so much fun. I’m really looking forward to this week once again.”

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Thai star Kiradech to participate in Hero Indian Open 2017

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, seen as one of the most talented rising stars from Asia, has confirmed his participation for the Hero Indian Open next month. The 27-year-old big-built Thai is a two-time winner on the Asian Tour and has won three times on the European Tour. He was also crowned the Asian Tour Order of Merit champion in 2013.

Kiradech, who is now ranked 76th in the world – his best was 37th in December 2015 – is no stranger to India, having played a few times till 2013. In 2011, he won his first Asian Tour title at the SAIL Open in India. 

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Ryan Giggs to partner Rory McIlroy in BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs will partner four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy as the Welsh wizard is the first name to be announced for the Celebrity Pro-Am on Wednesday May 24 before the BMW PGA Championship.

The footballer, who made a record 963 appearances for United during the most glittering of Premier League careers, will tee it up at Wentworth Club alongside the current World Number Three, a lifelong Red Devils fan.

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