Asian Games-bound amateur Ridhima bags 7th leg on Hero WPG Tour

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Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Rising golfer Ridhima Dilawari on Friday joined a select band of amateurs to win on the Hero women’s Pro Tour after she pocketed the seventh leg at the Prestige Golfshire course here.

The 20-year-old Delhi girl, who started the day three shots behind the overnight leader, Tvesa Malik, carded a brilliant 4-under 68 with eight birdies against four bogeys in an aggressive display.

Ridhima, who is also part of the Indian team, which will play at the Asian Games later this year in Jakarta, added a 68 to her first two rounds of 75-76 to finish at 3-over and two shots ahead of Tvesa (73) who totalled 221.

Ridhima, who is on a summer break from Columbia University in the United States, joined the list of amateurs like Gurbani Singh, Aditi Ashok, Tvesa (before she turned pro) and Diksha Dagar, to win on the Hero WPG Tour.

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Yet another amateur, Seher Atwal (72) finished sole third with a total of 6-over 222. Amandeep Drall (74) at 224, Neha Tripathi (72) at 227 and Gursimar Badwal (75) at 229 were fourth to sixth.

The eighth leg begins June 27 at Clover Greens in Tamil Nadu.

–IANS

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