Vani starts favourite at 14th leg of women’s golf tour

Vani starts favourite at 14th leg of women’s golf tour

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Vani Kapoor will start as the firm favourite in the 14th leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour starting at the Delhi Golf Club here on Tuesday.

Delhi’s Vani came up with yet another dominating performance at the Jaypee Greens to register her sixth victory of the season. She is currently placed second in the Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of Rs 8,69,350 in nine appearances.

She would be keen to sustain the winning run and regain the top position in the money list. A victory at DGC will also put Vani at par with Smriti Mehra, who holds the record for the maximum number of titles in a season.

Vani, however, will find Neha Tripathi, Amandeep Drall and Gursimar Badwal standing in her way.

Neha currently leads the Order of Merit with total earnings of Rs 8,80,583 in 13 appearances. The Kolkata professional has two victories and three runner-up finishes this season. She will be eager to put up a strong performance and consolidate her position atop the money list.

Another strong contender for the title is Panchkula’s Amandeep Drall, who is currently placed third in the Hero Order of Merit list with total earnings of Rs 8,43,534, winning three titles in 10 appearances. She will be hoping to put forth a strong display and move up the money list.

Other players in the fray will be Delhi’s Ankita Tiwana, Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma and Pune’s Shweta Galande.

The event will also mark the return of Noida’s Vaishavi Sinha, who will be playing her maiden leg of the season.

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