Local girl Neha Tripathi carded an ever-par 72 in the final round to win the third leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here on Friday. Pune’s Shweta Galande claimed the second position with a total score of 228 after the final round. The INR 6,00,000 event culminated today.
Overnight joint leader Neha Tripathi started impressively, carding three birdies on the 1st, 5th and 8th holes while dropping a single shot on the 9th in the front-nine. She added another birdie on the 10th hole and despite carding three bogeys on the 11th, 12th and 18th holes, she registered a comfortable three shot victory over Shweta Galande. Her tally of four birdies, maximum by any golfer on the day, helped her finish with a total score of 225. This is Neha’s first victory on the Tour after more than a year.