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Vani Kapoor claims 6th title of the season at Jaypee Greens

Vani Kapoor repeated her second round performance with another score of 1 under 71 on the final day to emerge victorious in the 13th  Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Jaypee Greens here on Friday. This is Vani’s sixth title in nine appearances this season. Gursimar Badwal finished runner-up with a total score of 222, followed by Saaniya Sharma in third place. The INR 6,00,000 event culminated today.

Delhi’s Vani Kapoor started impressively, carding three birdies on the 5th, 6th and 9th holes, while dropping a single shot on the 7th in the front nine. Sensing victory, she played with utmost caution in the latter half, carding a lone bogey on the 12th to finish with a total score of 214 after 54 holes. In the process, she registered a comfortable victory over Gursimar Badwal. Her sixth win of the season came with an impressive margin of eight strokes.

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Vani Kapoor takes charge on Day 2 at Jaypee Greens

Vani Kapoor carded 1 under 71 to jump into the lead on the second day of the 13th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at Jaypee Greens here on Thursday. Trailing her by one shot is Gursimar Badwal, placed second with a total score of 144. The INR 6,00,000 event will culminate tomorrow.

Delhi’s Vani Kapoor started impressively, playing a blemish free front nine with a birdie on the very first hole. She played a cautious back nine, carding another birdie on the 11th hole while dropping the lone shot of her round on the 18th. She finished with a total score of 143, giving her a slender one shot advantage going into the final round.

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Gursimar Badwal powers to lead on Day 1 at Jaypee Greens

Gursimar Badwal carded the only sub-par round of 1 under 71 to grab the lead in the first round of the 13th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at Jaypee Greens here on Wednesday. Vani Kapoor finished the day in second position with an even par round of 72. The INR 6,00,000 event will culminate on 23rd September.

Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal started impressively, carding a birdie on the very first hole. Her advantage was, however, short lived as she  dropped a shot on the 4th. She added two more birdies to her tally on the 10th and 11th holes, while carding a lone bogey on the 18th to finish with a score of 1 under 71. Delhi’s Vani Kapoor carded a bogey and a birdie apiece on the 7th and 9th holes respectively in her front nine. She carded another birdie on the 16th hole while dropping a shot on the 17th to finish a shot adrift of Gursimar Badwal at level par.

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Neha Tripathi eyes third title at Jaypee Greens

Neha Tripathi will start as a firm favourite in the 13th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at Jaypee Greens. She has been a consistent performer in the current season with two victories to her credit and will be aiming for her third title. The INR 6,00,000 event will feature 14 professionals and two amateurs vying for the top spot, and will played be from 21st – 23rd September.

Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi currently leads the Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of INR 8,53,583 in 12 appearances. She has two victories along with three runner-up finishes to her name and a win here will further strengthen her position atop the money list. Another strong contender for the title is Vani Kapoor. She hasn’t been at her best in the last few events and will be keen to make amends. She is currently placed third in the Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of INR 7,43,350 in eight appearances with five victories.

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Chikka bags Eagleburg Masters title

Bengaluru's S. Chikka shot a sparkling five-under 67 in the final round to end up with a winning total of 15-under 273 at the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) Eagleburg Masters on Friday.

With M. Dharma (69) and Rahil Gangjee (70) finishing as joint runners-up at 13-under 275, the host city of Bengaluru, bagged the top three positions in the tournament.

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Abhishek Jha takes over the lead at Eagleburg Masters

Abhishek Jha fired a second round card of six-under 66 to take the pole position at the halfway stage at nine-under 135 at the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) Eagleburg Masters here on Wednesday.

Bengaluru's Abhishek, who carded 69 on Tuesday, was followed by S. Chikka and Khalin Joshi who got scores of 69 to be tied second, one shot off the lead, as all Bengalureans occupied the top three positions.

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Dharma takes the lead at Eagleburg Masters

Bengaluru's M. Dharma fired nine birdies for a seven-under 65 to take the opening round lead at the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) Eagleburg Masters here on Tuesday.

One stroke behind Dharma was Kolkata's Shankar Das, who scored an impressive 66, while the Bengaluru duo of S. Chikka and Khalin Joshi and Delhi's Honey Baisoya were bunched together in tied third at 67 at Eagleton - The Golf Resort. 

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Rio Olympics: Aditi Ashok hits a 76 to finish a disappointing 41st

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok finished her maiden appearance at the Olympics with a five over 76 - taking her cumulative score to seven over 291 after the fourth round in Rio on Saturday.

The 18-year-old, who had shot successive rounds of three under 68 over the first two days of competition, was eventually placed 41st at the end of her final round.

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Aditi Ashok out of medal contention after disastrous back nine in Round 3 at Rio

India's Aditi Ashok went through a horrendous third round of eight-over 79 to drop 23 places to be tied 31st in the women's golf event at the Olympic Games in Rio on Friday. In fairness to the rookie, the wind in the afternoon made conditions absolutely horrible for play, with only the most experienced players able to find ways to dig themselves out of a hole.

The 18-year-old, who carded two successive three-under rounds of 68 to be tied eighth after 36 holes, played a poor back-nine where she was bogged down by five bogeys. Now Aditi has a three-day total of two-over 215. With Friday's performance, her hopes of getting a medal are all but over.

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Aditi Ashok just 4-strokes back at Rio Olympics

India's Aditi Ashok continued to impress as she carded a second straight three-under 68 to be tied eighth after the second round of the women's golf event at the Olympic Games in Rio.

The 18-year-old got off to a flying start on Thursday after getting a birdie on the par-five first hole before getting two more birdies on the par-three fourth and par-four ninth holes till the halfway mark.

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