Greater NOIDA, UP, March 3 :Amandeep Drall, who hit the right note to win her first title of the season in the fourth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Bangalore Golf Club last month, will be looking at a repeat performance this week as the Tour arrives into the Northern part of the country.
Vying for the purse of Rs.10 lakhs are 24 professionals, which includes Lakhmehar Pardesi and Rhea Jha, playing their maiden pro event. Of the two amateurs, Hunar Mittal is also playing her first event on the WPGT.
Amandeep, who ended a long dry spell with the win in Bangalore, put up a consistent display and led from start to finish while putting it past Vani Kapoor.
Winner of the opening leg, Ridhima Dilawari is back in the fray after playing two weeks in Australia, where she missed the cut.
Pranavi Urs, who has won twice this season, once as an amateur and then as a pro, had a disappointing time in the fourth leg after emerging on top in the second and third legs. She was outside the Top-10 and was Tied-11th with rounds of 77-79-75. She will be hoping to recapture the winning form and collect yet another giant cheque.
Oviya Reddi, who has caught the eye this season with a much improved showing, will be attempting a maiden win, while amateur Asmitha Satish, third last week will hope for a better result. Ananya Datar will also seek better fortunes.
Gaurika Bishnoi and Neha Tripathi have not yet found the desired form.
Diksha Dagar will skip this leg as she is preparing to defend her Investec South African Women's Open title, while Astha Madan and Tvesa Malik, having confirmed entries too, will also miss this event.
Tee times for Round 1 of the Leg 5 of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at Jaypee Greens, Greater NOIDA: :
8:40 AM : Gaurika Bishnoi; Siddhi Kapoor;
8:50 AM : Jyotsana Singh; Smriti Mehra; Ishvari Prasanna;
9:00 AM : Anisha Agarwalla; Vani Kapoor; Sonam Chugh;
9:10 AM : Gurjot Badwal; Mehar Atwal; Lakhmehar Pardesi;
9:20 AM : Asmitha Sathish (A); Tanirika Singh; Trimann Saluja;
9:30 AM : Ayesha Kapur; Oviya Reddi; Hunar Mittal (A);
9:40 AM : Pranavi Urs; Gursimar Badwal; Anousha Tripathi;
9:50 AM : Neha Tripathi; Rhea Jha; Ananya Datar;
10:00 AM : Saaniya Sharma; Amandeep Drall; Ridhima Dilawari;
Gursimar Badwal receiving winner's cheque from Mr. B Hariharan, Managing Director