Fatima edges out Drall to win maiden pro title

Sakal Times
Saturday, 8 September 2018

Afshan carded 1-under 71 as Amandeep went to 3-over 75, which meant both players were tied 5-over 221. 

GREATER NOIDA: Afshan Fatima finally broke through for her maiden title as a professional as she came back from four shots to edge out Amandeep Drall on the second play-off hole in the 13th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Jaypee Greens in Greater Noida.

Afshan was 6-over 150 after 36 holes, while Amandeep, the only player to have won three times this season, 2-over through two rounds. Afshan carded 1-under 71 as Amandeep went to 3-over 75, which meant both players were tied 5-over 221. 

In the play-off, both players were tied and then Afshan pipped Amandeep in the second play-off hole.

This was the second tournament at the Jaypee Greens this year. and last time Gursimar Badwal was the winner, while Afshan had one of her best finishes at Tied-fourth when she shot 3-under 69 in the second round. Afshan clearly likes the course. Afshan went all the way and finished right on top and this should give her a lot of confidence.

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