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Diksha Dagar and Tvesa Malik favourites at All India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship

Diksha Dagar and Tvesa Malik will be among the favourites when the 100th edition of the USHA All India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship starts in New Delhi on Monday.

The duo, who are the top two in the national ladies rankings, are inspired by Aditi Ashok who represented India at the Rio Olympics. They are aiming to win the upcoming tournament at the Delhi Golf Club and go on to emulate their idol's exploits at the international stage.

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Chawrasia, Bhalotia and Kochar qualify for Matchplay round of Amateur Golf Championship

Local boys Sunit Chawrasia, Udajyjit Bhalotia and Karandeep Kochar were among the prominent qualifiers for the Matchplay round of the 116th Amateur Golf Championship of India here on Wednesday.

The top-32 finishers in the strokeplay will now move into the Matchplay segment at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC). Among the top 32 were four foreign players, including two from South Africa Shaun Stapleton and Francois Le Roux, Bangladesh's Afnan Mahmud Choudhary and Sri Lankan Sisira Kumar.

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South Africa lead India 2.5-1.5 in Golf Test series

South Africa took a slender one point lead at the end of the first day of the inaugural India-South Africa Test series at the historic Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here on Friday.

The visitors were ahead 2.5 to 1.5 points in the series that is being played in the Ryder Cup format.

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Vani Kapoor claims her seventh title of exceptional season

Vani Kapoor carded 1 over 73 in the final round to win the 17th and final leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2016 at the Noida Golf Course here on Friday. In a nail biting finish, Vani overcame a strong challenge from Smriti Mehra who finished second with a score of 223, to claim her seventh title of this season. This win also keeps her at par with Smriti Mehra who previously held the record for most wins in a season. The INR 6,00,000 event culminated today.

Delhi’s Vani Kapoor had an indifferent start, carding a birdie less front nine with bogeys on the 6th and 9th holes. She stepped up her game in the back nine, carding birdies on the 11th and 17th holes while dropping a shot on the 12th. She finished with a total score of 221 after 54 holes.

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Vani Kapoor leads by 1 on Opening Day at Noida Golf Club

Vani Kapoor carded a one over 73 to take the lead on day one in the 17th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Noida Golf Club here on Wednesday. Trailing her second position is Vaishavi Sinha with a score of two over 74. The INR 6,00,000 event will culminate on Friday.

Delhi’s Vani Kapoor had a unusual start carding a birdie less front nine, with a double bogey on the 8th hole. She dropped a shot on the 12th hole in her back nine, but a eagle on the 17th helped her to control the damage and take the lead on day one. Local girl Vaishavi Sinha had a shaky start carding a double bogey on the 2nd hole. She went on to drop shots on the 5th and 8th holes and a birdie on the 6th in her front nine. She got better as the day progressed and played a bogey free back nine, carding a birdie on the 14th hole to take the second position with a score of two over 74 after the first days play.

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India - South Africa to compete in Golfing Test series

The Indian Golf Union (IGU) has along with the South African Golf Association set up a first-ever ‘Golf Test Series, which will be played from December 2 to 4 at the iconic Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) in Kolkata.

A strong eight-member amateur team comprising mid and senior amateurs from South Africa will take on hosts India, who are led by Asian Games gold medallist Amit Luthra and who still plays on the domestic circuit.

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Vani Kapoor hoping to finish 2016 campaign on a high

Delhi youngster Vani Kapoor will be eager to continue her good run and cap the season on a winning note at the 17th and final leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour 2016 to be played at the Noida Golf Course.

The event, starting on Wednesday, will feature 15 professionals and a lone amateur in Tavleen Batra.

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Shubhankar Sharma upbeat for title quest at Panasonic Open India

Young talent Shubhankar Sharma of India hopes his recent run of good form will lead him to glory at the US$400,000 Panasonic Open India this week. The 20-year-old Indian enjoyed a recent top-five finish in Manila as he broke into top-60 on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, putting himself in prime position to secure his full Tour card for 2017.

With two top-five finishes in the last two Panasonic Open India, Sharma will be relishing his prospects when he returns to the venerable Delhi Golf Club from December 1 to 4 to challenge for a maiden victory on the region’s premier Tour.

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Smriti Mehra clinches maiden title of the season in Lucknow

Smriti Mehra played an inspired round of four under 66 on the final day to claim her maiden title of this season in the 16th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the The Palms Golf Club & Resort here on Saturday. Vani Kapoor finished runner-up with a score of one over 71, followed by Gursimar Badwal in third place. The INR 6,00,000 event culminated today.

Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra started impressively, carding a bogey free front nine with birdies on the 1st,3rd and 8th holes. In her back nine, she dropped a shot on the 10th hole and carded a double on the 15th. She quickly regained her composure and carded an eagle on the 16th hole followed by birdies on the 17th and 18th to claim her maiden title of the current season with a total score of 208 after 54 holes.

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Shweta Galande wrests lead on Day 2 at The Palms Golf Club & Resort

Shweta Galande carded two over 72 to take the lead on the second day of the 16th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at The Palms Golf Club & Resort in Lucknow on Friday. Trailing her by a margin of one shot is Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra with a total score of 142 after 36 holes. The INR 6,00,000 event will culminate tomorrow.

Pune’s Shweta Galande had a good start, carding a birdie on the very first hole. However, she could not sustain the momentum and carded four continuous bogeys on the 6th,7th,8th and 9th holes in her front nine. She played a more controlled back nine, with birdies on the 14th and 15th holes and a bogey on the 11th. She ended the second round with a total score of 141.

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