Amandeep wins third WPG Title
25-year-old Amandeep Drall held her nerve to clinch the ₹6,00,000 11th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour held at Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club, Hyderabad. It was the Panchkula native’s third title in four events, having earlier triumphed in the eighth and tenth legs. Amandeep’s final round card of 75 helped her total to 8-over 224, and she finished two strokes clear of Tvesa Malik (75) and overnight leader Khushi Khanijau (78).
Mysore’s Pranavi Urs (an Amateur) won the `6,00,000 ninth leg held at Eagleton Golf Resort, Bengaluru. In so doing, she became just the second Amateur to win this season after Ridhima Dilawari (seventh leg in June).
Women’s Golf gets a much-needed boost from Hero Motor Corp
The Hero Women’s Indian Open announced a 25% increase in prize money for this year’s edition. The purse now stands at US$500,000, a rise of $100,000 from 2017. What’s more interesting is that—for the first time ever—the tournament will be played over four rounds, from October 18-21, with live international coverage from DLF Golf & Country Club.
Diksha dominates in Dublin
India’s Diksha Dagar showed her mettle at the biennial World Deaf Golf Championships held at Carton House Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland from July 24-27. 114 players from 18 nations participated. With a score of -17, Diksha’s closest competitor was Norway’s Andrea Hjellegjerde who was a jaw-dropping 26 shots adrift!
Aditi finishes T-22 at Women’s British Open
20-year-old Aditi Ashok carded a 3-under 285 to secure a T-22 showing at the US$ 3.25 million Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, the fourth and penultimate major on the LPGA Tour. This was the first time (in three attempts) that the Bengaluru lass had made the cut. In so doing, she earned $32,070 (approx. ₹22.5 lakh) and also moved up one spot, to No. 84, on the Rolex Rankings. Aditi’s former coach Steven Giuliano, who was in Gurgaon last month to train aspiring golfers, was in full praise. “… She has always been a great talent and very driven to reach her goals and dreams,” Giuliano told Golf Digest India.
(Read more in the September issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)