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Neha Tripathi triumphs at Royal Calcutta Golf Club

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.

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Tvesa, Neha and Shweta in joint lead after Round two at RCGC

Amateur Tvesa Malik and professionals Neha Tripathi and Shweta Galande finished with identical scores of 153 after the second round to share the lead in the third leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here on Thursday. One shot adrift, in joint fourth position are Saaniya Sharma and Sharmila Nicollet. The INR 6,00,000 event featuring 17 players will culminate on 5th February.

Malik carded 1 over 73 to jump into the lead after starting the day at tied eighth position. She carded two birdies on the 2nd and 6th holes with an equal number of bogeys on the 3rd and 5th in her front-nine. She dropped two more shots on the 14th and 16th holes, but a birdie on the 18th helped her register the best score of the day along with Saaniya Sharma.

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Gursimar Badwal sets early pace at Royal Calcutta Golf Club

Gursimar Badwal carded 3 over 75 in difficult conditions to grab the lead on day one of the third leg of the Hero Women’s professional Golf Tour at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here on Wednesday. Trailing by a single stroke in second position is Sharmila Nicollet. The INR 6,00,000 event will culminate on 5th February.

Gursimar struggled with the conditions in the first half and carded two consecutive bogeys on the 2nd and 3rdholes, along with a double on the 5th. She carded her lone birdie of the day on the 4th hole. However, the professional from Kapurthala played with much more control in the latter half, and played a bogey-free back 9 to finish with a score of 3 over 75 and take the top position.

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Kiran Matharu primed for title defence at Royal Calcutta Golf Club

Kiran Matharu will look to defend her title in the 3rd Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the historic Royal Calcutta Golf Club. She would like to draw inspiration from the fact that she registered her maiden win on the Tour at the same venue last year. The INR 6,00,000 event featuring 16 professionals and lone amateur Tvesa Malik will be played from 3rd to 5th February.

Overseas player Kiran Matharu has been in good form and is currently placed second in the 2016 Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of INR 2,38,000 in two appearances. She finished runner-up behind Delhi youngster Vani Kapoor in both the events at Ahmedabad, and will be the firm favourite at RCGC in Vani’s absence. Vani Kapoor and Amandeep Drall are both currently playing in Australia.

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Vani Kapoor grabs lead on day 2 in Kalhaar

Vani Kapoor fired 4 under 68 in the second round to grab the lead in the second leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Kalhaar Blues & Greens here on Wednesday. Trailing by a margin of four strokes in tied second position are Kiran Matharu and Amandeep Drall with a total score of 146. The INR 7,00,000 event will culminate tomorrow.

Hero Order of Merit leader Vani Kapoor started the day at tied second position after playing a birdie-less round yesterday. However, the youngster from Delhi was in supreme form today. She played a bogey-free front nine with two birdies on the 2nd and 3rd holes. She fired four more birdies in the latter half on the 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th holes while dropping just two shots on the 10th and 18th to finish with a total score of 142 after 36 holes. Her tally of six birdies was the maximum by any player in the second round. With a four stroke cushion, Vani will be eyeing her second consecutive title of the season tomorrow.

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Smriti Mehra shoots 73 to grab lead at Kalhaar

Smriti Mehra carded 1 over 73 in difficult conditions to grab the lead on day one of the second leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Kalhaar Blues & Greens here on Tuesday. One stroke behind in tied second position are Vani Kapoor and Amandeep Drall. The INR 7,00,000 event will culminate on 14th January.

Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra started cautiously, carding two birdies on the 6th and 7th holes while dropping a shot on the 5th in her front nine. She didn’t have the best of starts in her back nine and started with a double bogey on the 10th hole. Thereafter, she played with much more control, adding two birdies on the 11th and 14th holes with an equal number of bogies on the 12th and 18th to stay one shot clear of Vani Kapoor and Amandeep Drall.

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Vani Kapoor starts as favourite at Kalhaar

Buoyed by her winning start to the season, Delhi’s Vani Kapoor would seek an encore in the second leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2016 at the Kalhaar Blues and Greens, Ahmedabad. The INR 7,00,000 event will see 14 professionals vying for the top spot and will be played from 12th – 14th January.

Delhi’s Vani Kapoor has been in stellar form and showed glimpses of why she is one of the most sought after talents in the country when she came from behind to claim the first title of the season at the Kensville Golf and Country Club. The Hero Player of the Year 2015 pocketed INR 1,47,000 for her efforts in the first leg and she will look to consolidate her position atop the Hero Order of Merit. However, she is expected to face tough competition from Kiran Matharu and Saaniya Sharma.

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Vani Kapoor starts 2016 season with a win

Vani Kapoor carried forward her stellar form of 2015 into the New Year, carding a superb 3 under 69 in the final round to win the first leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Kensville Golf & Country Club here on Thursday. Overnight leader Kiran Matharu could not sustain the momentum and had to settle for a second place finish. The INR 7,00,000 event culminated today.

Delhi’s Vani Kapoor had struggled with the conditions in the last two rounds and started the day at third position. However, she was in terrific form today and played a blemish free round, firing three birdies on the 12th, 14th and 16th holes to finish with a total score of 223 after 54 holes. In the process, she also carded the only sub-par round of the event. Overseas player Kiran Matharu had an indifferent start and carded a double bogey on the 2nd hole. Thereafter, she tried to stage a comeback, but her three birdies on the 3rd, 4th and 8th holes were neutralized by the same number of bogeys on the 11th, 12th and 14th holes. With a total score of 226, she had to settle for the runners up prize.

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Mehar and Kiran retain lead after Round 2 in Kensville

Overnight leaders Mehar Atwal and Kiran Matharu carded identical scores of 5 over 77 in the second round to retain their lead in the first leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Kensville Golf & Country Club here on Wednesday. Two strokes behind is Delhi’s Vani Kapoor with a total score of 154. The INR 7,00,000 event will culminate on 7th January.

Delhi’s Mehar Atwal struggled with the conditions and carded three consecutive bogeys on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd holes. She tried to control the damage with a birdie on the 9th hole, but a birdie-less back nine with three bogeys on the 10th, 15th and 17th holes meant that she had to share the lead with Kiran Matharu with a total score of 152 after the second round. Kiran Matharu too struggled to stitch together a series of consistent shots and played a birdie-less round with five bogeys on the 1st, 3rd, 7th, 13th and 15th holes.

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Mehar and Kiran in joint lead at Kensville

Mehar Atwal and Kiran Matharu returned with identical scores of 3 over 75 in the first round to grab the lead in the first leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Kensville Golf & Country Club here on Tuesday. Trailing them in third position by a single stroke is Vani Kapoor. The INR 7,00,000 event featuring 13 professionals will culminate on 7th January.

Delhi’s Mehar Atwal had an indifferent start, dropping consecutive shots on the 1st and 2nd holes. Thereafter, she seemed to settle down but a double on the 7th further added to her woes. She played with much more control in the latter half, carding two birdies on the 12th and 16th holes with a lone bogey on the 13th. Overseas player Kiran Matharu carded two bogeys on the 2nd and 7th holes, with a lone birdie on the 6th hole. She added another birdie on the 13th hole and looked set to grab the sole lead, but three consecutive bogeys on the 16th, 17th and 18th holes meant she had to share the lead with Mehar Atwal.

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