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Siddhi Kapoor triumphs in 14th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour

New Delhi, 29th September 2016: Rookie Siddhi Kapoor carded 1 over 73 in the final round to win the 14th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Delhi Golf Club here on Thursday. In a nail biting finish, Siddhi overcame a strong challenge from Amandeep Drall and Vani Kapoor, who finished second and third respectively, to claim her maiden professional title. The INR 7,00,000 event culminated today.

Kolkata’s Siddhi Kapoor had an indifferent start, carding three quick bogeys on the 1st, 3rd and 4th holes. She dropped three more shots on the 9th, 11thand 16th holes, but birdies on the 6th, 8th and 13th kept her in the hunt. She still needed something special on the final two holes and the 19 year old came good under pressure, carding birdies on the 17th and 18th holes to grab her first professional win. Her best performance before this event was an eighth place finish in the 10th Leg at KGA.

Overnight leader Amandeep Drall could not replicate her second round performance, carding 3 over 75 on the day to take the second position. She carded two birdies on the 1st and 6th holes with an equal number of bogeys on the 3rd and 7th in her front nine. The professional from Panchkula played a birdie less back nine, carding a double bogey on the 15th hole, followed by another dropped shot on the 16th, which ultimately proved to be costly. She finished with a total score of 221.

Delhi’s Vani Kapoor finished third with a total score of 222 after 54 holes. She started impressively, playing a bogey free front nine with a birdie on the 2ndhole. She carded two more birdies in the latter half on the 14th and 17th holes while dropping shots on the 10th, 13th and 16th to finish the round with a score of  even par 72. Delhi’s Gaurika Bishnoi impressed in her first professional event, taking the fourth position with a total score of 224. Her round of 1 over 73 on the day included four birdies on the 1st, 3rd, 6th and 8thholes along with bogeys on the 2nd, 4th, 13th, 15th and 16th.

Pune’s Shweta Galande and Delhi’s Mehar Atwal finished tied fifth with identical totals of 225. Shweta played a controlled round of even par 72 with a birdie and a bogey apiece on the 6th and 10th holes respectively. Mehar’s card of 4 over 76 included two birdies on the 9th and 12th holes along with six bogeys on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 15th and 17th.

Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi finished seventh with a total score of 227, followed by Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal and amateur Shreya Ghei in tied eighth position at 231.

The Tour now moves to the DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon for the 15thLeg to be played on 3rd, 5th – 7th October.

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Amandeep takes lead on Day 2 of Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2016

New Delhi, 28th September 2016: Amandeep Drall carded 1 under 71 in the second round to jump into the lead in the 14thLeg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Delhi Golf Club here on Wednesday. Overnight leader Siddhi Kapoor could not replicate her first round heroics and is placed second with a total score of 147 after the second round. The INR 7,00,000 event will culminate tomorrow.

After having finished overnight in tied fourth position, Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall played with purpose and put up a much improved performance. She started cautiously, playing a bogey free front nine with a birdie on the 3rd hole. She carded another birdie in the latter half on the 17th hole, while dropping the lone shot of her round on the 16th to finish with a total score of 146.

Kolkata professional and rookie Siddhi Kapoor, who grabbed eyeballs with her first round performance, struggled with the conditions today. Her error prone round of 5 over 77 included four bogeys on the 4th, 12th, 15th and 16th holes along with a double on the 9th. She carded the lone birdie of her round on the 10th hole.

Delhi’s Mehar Atwal carded an even par round of 72 to take the third position. She carded three birdies on the 1st, 8th and 12thholes with an equal number of bogeys on the 4th, 7th and 15thto finish with a total score of 149 after 36 holes. Vani Kapoor too had a much better outing today, and is placed fourth with a total score of 150 after the second round. Her card of 2 over 74 on the day included two birdies on the 5th and 11th holes along with four bogeys on the 4th, 6th, 10th and 16th.

Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi, Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal, Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma, and Delhi’s Gaurika Bishnoi are all tied for the fifth position with identical totals of 151 after the penultimate round. Neha Tripathi carded 4 over 76 with three bogeys on the 3rd, 15th and 17th holes along with a double on the 16th. She carded the lone birdie of her round on the 12thhole. Gursimar Badwal carded 5 over 77 in the second round with three birdies on the 1st, 11th and 14th holes along with an equal number of bogeys on the 7th, 13th and 16th. However, a triple bogey on the 2nd hole, along with a double on the 10thspoilt her scorecard and she had to settle for the tied fifth position. Gaurika came up with a much better performance to jump seven places with a round of even par 72. She carded three birdies on the 4th, 8th and 14th holes while dropping shots on the 2nd, 3rd and 9th. Saaniya’s round of 3 over 75 included two birdies on the 13th and 18th holes along with bogeys on the 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 14th and 17th.

Pune’s Shweta Galande and amateur Shreya Ghei are tied for the ninth position with identical totals of 153, followed by Delhi’s Ankita Tiwana in the 11th position.

With the top half of the draw within a shot or two of each other, the final round tomorrow is likely to witness keen competition among the contenders.

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Siddhi stuns seniors to grab lead in 14th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour

New Delhi, 27th September 2016: On a day when seasoned professionals struggled with a narrow and tricky course, rookie Siddhi Kapoor showed glimpses of her immense talent and carded an impressive 2 under 70 to grab the lead in the first round of the 14th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Delhi Golf Club here on Tuesday. Following her in joint second position are Gursimar Badwal and amateur Shreya Ghei at 2 over 74. The INR 7,00,000 event will culminate on 29th September.

Kolkata’s Siddhi Kapoor had an indifferent start and carded a bogey on the very first hole. She added two more bogeys on the 3rd and 5th holes in her front nine. However, she turned things around in remarkable fashion and fired six birdies on the 6th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th and 17th while dropping a lone shot on the 18th. She finished the round with a score of 2 under 70 to take the pole position for the first time in her professional career.

Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal and amateur Shreya Ghei are tied for the second position with identical scores of 2 over 74. Gursimar played a birdie less round with bogeys on the 3rd and 11th holes to finish four strokes adrift of the leader. Shreya carded two birdies on the 2nd and 7th holes along with an equal number of bogeys on the 5th and 8th in her front nine. She played a birdie less back nine with bogeys on the 10th and 14th.

Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi and Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall finished the round in tied fourth position with identical scores of 3 over 75. Neha’s card on the day included a birdie on the 7th hole along with bogeys on the 5th, 11th, 15th and 16th. Amandeep’s round too followed a similar script, as she carded a birdie on the 7th hole, while dropping shots on the 3rd, 4th, 6th and 9th.

Delhi’s Vani Kapoor, Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma and Pune’s Shweta Galande are all tied for the sixth position with identical scores of 4 over 76. Vani had a rare off day in the park. She dropped five shots on the 1st, 4th, 9th, 10th and 16thholes, while carding the lone birdie of her round on the 7th. Saaniya started impressively and carded a birdie on the very first hole. However, she could not add any more birdies to her tally, and dropped shots on the 9th and 13th holes along with a triple on the 3rd. Shweta’s round included three birdies on the 6th, 7th and 12th holes, along with bogeys on the 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th and 16th.

Delhi’s Mehar Atwal and Noida’s Vaishavi Sinha are tied for the ninth position at 5 over 77, followed by Ankita Tiwana at 6 over 78.

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