Feb 20, 2017: With one win each for Neha Tripathi, Amandeep Drall and Gaurika Bishnoi in the first three legs, and the return of Vani Kapoor from her overseas commitments, the 4th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2017 at Kolkata’s Tollygunge Club promises to be an exciting contest. The INR 7,00,000 event featuring 16 professionals will commence on 21st February.
Gaurika Bishnoi is currently leading the Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of INR 3,00,000. Having won the previous leg, Gaurika will look to add another win to her tally and consolidate her position atop the money list.
Neha Tripathi is currently placed second in the Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of INR 2,70,000. She hasn’t been at her best in the last few events and will be keen to make amends.
Another strong contender for the title is Amandeep Drall, who has registered one win and one runners up finish in two appearances. She is currently placed fourth in the Hero Order of Merit with total earnings of INR 2,46,000 and will be keen to register another win here.
However, Gaurika, Neha and Amandeep will have to ward off a strong challenge from the likes of Smriti Mehra and Vani Kapoor.
Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra’s performance has been consistent in the previous events, and she will look to win her maiden title of the season. She is currently placed third in the money list with total earnings of INR 2,52,000.
The fourth leg also marks the return of New Delhi’s Vani Kapoor, who had a sensational season last year, having won seven titles and finishing atop the Hero Order of Merit. She too will look to grab a win in her first appearance this season.
Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma who finished runners up in the last event, will be looking to better her performance with a win here.
Other players in the fray are Kapurthala’s Gursimar Badwal,Hero MotoCorp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet and Jaipur’s Afshan Fatima
The par 70 golf course is all set to host some of the best professional women golfers of this country