Tvesa, Gursimar top contenders in third leg of Hero WPGT at Pune

Pune, Feb 6:Tvesa Malik and Gursimar Badwal, who share the top spot on the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour Order of Merit, will be the strong contenders when the third leg of the Hero WPGT gets underway on Tuesday. The duo has shared the third place in both first and second legs and would now be looking at their first success of 2018.

The winners of the first and second legs, Vani Kapoor and Sharmila Nicollet are skipping the event. Also missing are Amandeep Drall and Gaurika Bishnoi. Vani, Amandeep and Gaurika are busy with an event in Australia, which also features Aditi Ashok this week.

Another contender, apart from Tvesa and Gursimar would be Saaniya Sharma, who was third in the opening leg in Ahmedabad.

Tvesa, who ended the second leg with a fine 69 would be looking to carrying on that form here in Pune.

A total of 15 girls will tee off in the third leg, and the first group to go out will be Smriti Mehra, Neha Tripathi and Saaniya Sharma. Tvesa plays her first round with Sonam Chugh and Hita Prakash, while Mehar Atwal, Ayesha Kapur and Afshan Fatima constitute the third three ball.

Khushi Khanijau, playing her maiden event as a professional, goes out with Gursimar and Millie Saroha while Siddhi Kapoor, Trisha Sunil and Tavleen Batra are in the final group.