Golfer Amandeep seeks an encore in Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Aug 4 (IANS) Upbeat from her maiden professional title last month, rookie Amandeep Drall will look to continue her winning run at the 13th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour to be played here from August 5 to 7.

The Rs.5 lakh event will see 11 professionals vying for top honours and will be played at the picturesque Coimbatore Golf Club.

Amandeep, currently second in the Order of Merit with total earnings of Rs.8,84,935, has been consistent throughout the season and has posted one win and three runners-up finishes in 12 appearances. She will be hoping for an encore and to reduce the gap at the top of the leaderboard.

The Panchkula youngster will, however, face a strong challenge from Vani Kapoor, who is currently leading the Order of Merit with total earnings of Rs.12,70,200 from 12 appearances. The Delhi golfer with four wins and five runner-up finishes has been in stellar form this season and will be eager to get back to winning ways and assert her supremacy.

Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi, sitting in third position in the money list with earnings of Rs.7,82,766, will also start as one of the strong contenders. Neha has been guilty of faltering at crucial moments on multiple occasions. She will look to make amends and post her first victory of the year.

Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal, with total earnings of Rs.6,06,566, is currently fifth in the money list. She will be eager to make an impact and push hard for her maiden professional victory.

Others to watch out for are Pune’s Shweta Galande, Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma and Delhi’s Mehar Atwal and Ankita Tiwana. Sharmila Nicollet and veteran Smriti Mehra have opted out of the event.

The par 72 golf course located at the base of the Nilgiri mountains is making its debut on the calendar. The tour comprises 19 legs.


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