14-year-old, Avani Prashanth of Bangalore shot 6-under 204 to win her first pro title by two strokes over Delhi’s seasoned Amandeep Drall at the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour event at Bombay Presidency Golf Club.
Avani started the final round in the lead group three shots behind overnight leader Seher Atwal. After a superb eagle on the first, she birdied the 5th & 8th for 32 on the front nine and didn’t falter with 35 on her back nine for the two-shot win.
Avani, a Greenwood High student in Bangalore was trained by Laurence Brotheridge of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, who until last year was training her from Oxford Golf Resort, Pune.
Since the age of six, Avani has been playing competitive golf and is well travelled, having also played the US Kids Golf World and European Championships. She has appeared in over 100 tournaments across the globe and added over 80 titles to her name, and in 2019, she was selected by the Virat Kohli Foundation for support. We look forward to seeing her grow from strength to strength.
The event’s highlight was two aces in the opening round, where Lakhmehar Pardesi and Durga Nittur used 7-irons to sink a hole-in-one each on the par-3 140 yards 10th hole.
Top-10 finishers at the Leg 3 of Hero WPGT –
|1||Avani Prashanth (A)||-6 (204)|
|2||Amandeep Drall||-4 (206)|
|3||Vani Kapoor||-2 (208)|
|4||Seher Atwal||-1 (209)|
|5||Jahanvi Bakshi||Even-par (210)|
|6||Hitaashee Bakshi||+1 (211)|
|7||Ridhima Dilawari||+2 (213)|
|8||Rhea Purvi. S||+4 (214)|
|9||Gauri Karhade||+6 (216)|
|10||Khusi Khanijau||+7 (217)|