Amandeep Drall

Gurugram, March 3 (IANS) Amandeep Drall carded an even par round on the third day to win her second title of the season in the fifth leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Classic Golf and Country Club here on Friday.

Panchkula’s Amandeep started her round with a bogey on the very first hole. She went on to drop another on the seventh hole, but with the help of birdies on the eighth and ninth she was able to finish with an even par front nine.

On the return, she played with much more caution and carded birdie and a bogey apiece on the 13th and 18th holes, to finish with a total score of 211.

Gurugram’s Gaurika Bishnoi and Delhi’s Vani Kapoor were tied second with identical scores of 215.

Gaurika had a shaky start carding a bogey on the very first hole. She went on to drop another shot on the eighth, while carding birdies on the third and ninth in her front nine.

She lost momentum on her way in carding a double bogey on the 12th and dropping a shot on the 18th.

Her lone birdie in her back nine came on the 14th hole.

Vani’s card on the day included birdies on the ninth, 11th and 17th holes, while dropping shots on the second, 12th, 13th, 14th and 16th to finish the third round with a score of two over 74.

Among other golfers, Sharmila Nicollet started impressively, carding a bogey free front nine with birdies on the first, fourth and fifth holes, however, she could not sustain her momentum and carded bogeys on the 12th and 13th with a birdie on the 14th to finish fifth with a score of two under for the day and level par after 54 holes.

She was followed by Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima in the sixth position with a total score of 221. Afshan carded birdies on the sixth, seventh, ninth, 17th and 18th, while dropping shots on the first, second, fifth, 10th, 12th, 15th and 16th.

Ankita Tiwana, Gursimar Badwal and amateur Gurjot Badwal were all tied seventh with identical scores of 225, followed by amateur Tvesa Malik in the tenth position with a score of 226.

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