Gurgaon: Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor on Friday tasted her first success on the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour 2013 as she walked away with the winners cheque after the final round of the 12th leg.
The INR 2,50,000 event culminated at the Golden Greens Golf & Resort in Gurgaon.
After several good performances and runner's up finishes, Vani finally managed her maiden win, carding a total of 209 (72, 69, 68) after 54 holes. With this win, she has moved up one position to the second place in the Hero Order of Merit 2013 with total earnings of INR 8,81,900 from 12 appearances and one win.
She carded the day's lowest score of four under 68 today, which consisted of seven birdies on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th and 13th holes. Her round also consisted of three bogeys on the 1st, 14th and 15th holes.
Jaipur golfer Pallavi Jain finished as the runner's up with a total score of 223 (78,72, 73) after the third and final round. Her round today consisted of two birdies on the 9th and 17th holes along with three bogeys on the 13th, 14th and 16th holes.
Chandigarh golfer Saaniya Sharma who led the field on day 1, could not capitalise on her lead and faltered in the second and third rounds consecutively. Her round today consisted of a lone birdie on the 16th hole and seven bogeys on the 2nd, 6th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 17th holes. She finished third with a total score of 224 (70,76,78) after 54 holes.
Current Hero Order Of Merit 2013 leader Neha Tripathi from Kolkata, finished fourth with a total score of 225 (78, 72, 75) at the end of the third round. Rookie Pune golfer Shweta Galande finished fifth with a total score of 228 (77,75,76) after 54 holes.
The Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour 2013 now moves to the Jaypee Greens golf Course for the 13th leg.