Vastavam web: Neha Tripathi capped an amazing week with a third successive sub-par round that gave her one of the biggest wins in the history of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour.A final round of three-under 69 with four birdies against one bogey, all on the back nine, gave her a week’s total of 16-under 200.The win was 26-year-old Neha’s first in the 2018 season and it also took her to the top of the 2018 Hero Order of Merit after six events. It also brought her a welcome win after three second places, including a play-off loss, in the previous five legs.
A day after setting the Classic Golf and Country Club on fire with a 10-under 62, Neha began the day with a series of nine pars on the front nine.Neha’s effort was also the first time any player had played all three rounds under par with such consistency.With Neha in blazing form, the field was left to fight for the second place. Gaurika made the move from fourth to join Tvesa and Amandeep in Tied-second place.
Interestingly, all the three second placed players also played all three rounds in par or under and it was the first time on the Tour this season that four players had played par or under in each of the three rounds.Vani Kapoor (73) had a week that she would like to forget in a hurry as she ended seventh without a single under par round on a course that yielded very good cards.Smriti Mehra (75) was eighth, with Gursimar Badwal (72) also having a disappointing week in the sixth leg. She was ninth and lost her lead on Order of Merit to Neha.