Vani Kapoor sets sights on a stronger 2018

Vani Kapoor opened up about her experiences in 2017 and hopes for 2018 in an exclusive conversation with Golfing Indian

Vani Kapoor in the Hero Women's Indian Open

31 December 2017: Vani Kapoor spent her year trying to consolidate ground on the Ladies European Tour. In her first full year on the LET, Vani underlined her potential with a top ten finish in the Hero Women’s Indian Open. She also played on the WGAI HWPGT – where Vani won four of the six events she entered this season.

As she looks ahead to 2018, Vani is looking for a stronger performance on the European circuit in an effort to cement her place in international golf.

“2017 has been a great year. I had only one aim to keep my LET Card,” said Vani. “As a rookie we don’t get many starts in tournaments and also many tournaments had been cancelled this year. But besides all this I am glad I could retain my card.”

Vani drew in plenty of experience, playing nine events on the LET in 2017. “I would dedicate this year to a lot of learnings on tour. The first year is always difficult in terms of getting used to the climate, Wind, atmosphere, the pressure and adjusting to all these factors. I got to know myself better as a player.”
Vani was also candid about her final round woes at the Hero Women’s Indian Open, where she had a scent of victory before letting it slip away on Sunday.
“I did not have a great finish till the Indian Open where I finished tied 6th. This was my best finish and my first top 10! I was very glad the way I played that week and did falter under pressure. I did better than I actually expected myself too.”
But the 23 year old Indian was eager to stay positive and looked ahead to 2018 with hope.
“On the Indian Tour I managed to play 6 tournaments and won 4 out of them. I was very happy with my performance in India as well,” added Vani.
This year has helped me understand a lot about the game. The importance of being in the present and mastering over little parts of our game which actually make a huge impact.  I am all charged up for a better 2018.”
The diminutive young lady is a purposeful golfer with her eyes set on the prize. Nothing but a win will satisfy her and with the Olympics round the corner, there should be plenty of motivation for Vani to try and rise up the order.

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