Sep 22, 2017: Tvesa Malik’s display was streets ahead of the rest of the field despite weather conditions and a challenging Delhi Golf Club golf course combining to make scoring rather tough on the final day of the 12th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour 2017.
For 21-year-old Tvesa, who turned pro midway through this season, this was her second title in five starts. Tvesa, who kick-started her pro career with a win in the seventh leg of the Tour, shot the day’s best score of 73, while the next score was 79 by three players, including third placed Saaniya Sharma, Gaurika Bishnoi and Ankita Tiwana.
Siddhi Kapoor (81) was second, while Saaniya Sharma (79) was third.
Tvesa, who lives in Gurgaon, but has enough experience of playing at tough DGC layout, had four bogeys in her first 11 holes, including three in a row from sixth to eighth. But she birdied the 12th and then had two superb birdies on 16th and 17th to card 73 and a total of 220.
Second placed Siddhi, who shared the lead with Tvesa for the first two days, carded 81, including two birdies, seven bogeys and two doubles and aggregated 228.
A further four shots behind was the winner of the 11th leg, Saaniya Sharma (79), who had two birdies against seven bogeys and one double.
Afshan Fatima, who had a share of the lead after the first round, carded a second successive 80 and finished fourth at 234, while Gursimar Badwal (82) and Smriti Mehra (82) were tied fifth.
Gaurika Bishnoi (79) reclaimed her top position on the Hero Order of Merit despite finishing seventh and Ankita Tiwana (79) was eighth.
Amandeep Drall’s absence helped Gaurika to get back to the top of the Order of Merit. Gaurika (Rs. 9,06,400) leads Amandeep (Rs. 8,77,500) by just over 30,000, while Gursimar Badwal (Rs. 7,39,200) is third and Saaniya Sharma (Rs. 6.76,000) is fourth.