Woman golfer Amandeep bags season’s first title

Pune, March 4 (IANS) Amandeep Drall carded an even-par 72 in the final round to win her first title of the season in the sixth leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Oxford Golf Resort here on Friday.

Amandeep played consistent golf throughout the week and claimed her first title of the season with a three-day total of 216 (73-71-71). Smriti Mehra finished runner-up with a total score of 220, followed by Neha Tripathi in third position at 221.

Amadeep had a shaky start and carded a bogey on the second hole. However, the professional from Panchkula grew in confidence as the day progressed and fired three consecutive birdies on the eighth, ninth and 10th holes. Despite two dropped shots on the 12th and 18th, Amandeep registered a four-stoke victory over Smriti.

Kolkata’s Smriti scored of two-over 74, while her citymate Neha carded one-under 71 to take the third position.

Overseas player Kiran Matharu finished fourth with a total score of 224 after the final round of 75, while rookie Trisha Sunil took the fifth position with a total score of 225 after a 75 on Friday.

Delhi’s Vani Kapoor and Mehar Atwal finished tied sixth with identical totals of 226, followed by Pune’s Shweta Galannde at 227. Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima and Sharmila Nicollet were tied ninth after the final round at 230.

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