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Vani eyes her second title

Gurgaon, 28th February 2017: The 5th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2017 gets underway at the Classic Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon tomorrow. The field comprises of 23 players which includes 3 professionals from overseas. This is unprecedented in the domestic Tour.

Having won her first title in her first appearance in the last event, Vani Kapoor will look to add another title to her tally.New Delhi’s Vani Kapoor, who showed us a glimpse of her immense talent in the previous event, will start as firm favourite in the fifth leg. Due to her overseas commitments, she is currently placed ninth in the Hero Order of Merit with total earning of 1,40,000 in one appearance, but this can change very quickly. She will however, be up against a very strong field, and will face a stiff challenge from the likes of Amandeep Drall, Gaurika Bishnoi and Smriti Mehra.

Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall, who has posted one win in three appearances with one runners up finish, is currently occupying the first position on the money list with earnings of INR 3,51,000. She will be a force to reckon with and will look forward to consolidate her top spot. Gurgaon’s Gaurika Bishnoi, who was not at her best in the last event, will look to better her game and another title to her tally. She is currently placed second in the Hero Order of Merit with one win and total earnings of 3,39,900 in four appearances.

Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra is sitting fourth in the Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of INR 3,03,800. Smriti, who has been consistent but has not been able to convert her performances into wins, would be keen to open her account at the Classic Golf and Country Club.

Other players in the fray are Hero MotoCorp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet, Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal, Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma and Delhi’s Ankita Tiwana.

The Par 72 scenic golf course in Gurgaon is all set to host some of the top professionals in the country.