Gurugram, Dec 15:Fresh from her second win of the season, Amandeep Drall, who already leads the Hero Order of Merit will look to close the year 2020 with another win when the ninth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour gets underway on Wednesday at the Classic Golf & Country Club.
The Kapurthala professional, who won from start to finish at the DLF Golf and Country Club, has been very consistent and seems a strong favourite for the Rs.10 lakh event. She has grouped with Shagun Narain and Seher Atwal for the first round.
Pranavi Urs, the only player other than Amandeep to have won twice in 2020, is grouped with Gursimar Badwal and Hitaashee Bakshi. Pranavi won back to back before the pandemic, first as an amateur and then as a pro on her first start in paid ranks.
Tvesa Malik, who has had the best international season from amongst the Women’s Golf Association of India members, will seek her first title of the year, though this will only be her third start of 2020 on the Hero WPG Tour. Tvesa plays her first round with Jahanvi Bakshi and Afshan Fatima.
Diksha Dagar and Ridhima Dilawari find themselves together in the last group of the first day with Anisha Agarwalla as the third player.
Another strong contender is Vani Kapoor, who will want to close the year on a high as she plays with amateur Avani Prashanth and Saaniya Sharma.
Amandeep Drall starts the event with winnings of Rs.7,04,400 while Vani has a chance to overtake her with a win. Vani has won Rs.6,35,900. Both have played seven events each this season.
Tee times for first Round of the ninth leg of the Hero WPGT at Classic Golf & Country Club, Gurugram
8:10 AM : Asmitha Sathish; Rishika Muralidhar (A); Ayesha Kapur
8:20 AM : Pranavi Urs; Gursimar Badwal; Hitaashee Bakshi
8:30 AM : Saaniya Sharma; Avani Prashanth (A); Vani Kapoor
8:40 AM : Smriti Mehra; Rhea Jha; Astha Madan
8:50 AM : Riya Yadav (A); Vidhatri Urs (A); Jyotsana Singh
9:05 AM : Nayanika Sanga (A); Lakhmehar Pardesi; Trimann Saluja
9:15 AM : Neha Tripathi; Siddhi Kapoor; Hunar Mittal (A)
9:25 AM : Jahanvi Bakshi; Afshan Fatima; Tvesa Malik
9:35 AM : Amandeep Drall; Shagun Narain; Seher Atwal
9:45 AM : Anisha Agarwalla; Diksha Dagar; Ridhima Dilawari
Hitaashee Bakshi receiving winner's cheque from Mr. Rajat Sethi, GM-ITC Grand Bharat & Classic Golf & Country Club