Vani leads strong field in 15th Leg  of Hero WPGT 

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Vani Kapoor leads a strong field for the 15th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the DLF Golf and Country Club’s Gary Player layout from Wednesday.

Gurugram: Vani Kapoor leads a strong field for the 15th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the DLF Golf and Country Club’s Gary Player layout from Wednesday.

Though there are three more events on the Tour before the end of the season, the 15th leg holds a special significance, as it is the last outing before the Hero Women’s Indian Open, which will be played at the same venue. 

The WGAI had scheduled the 14th and 15th legs of the Tour at the DLF to ensure that the Indian players get a taste of the Gary Player course before the $500,000 Hero Women’s Indian Open.

Apart from Vani Kapoor, who was T-6th at the 2017 Hero Women’s IIndian Open and sees this leg of the domestic circuit as crucial preparation, the field also includes Smriti Mehra, who played the first eight legs but has not played since.

Vani  has played only three times on the domestic Tour this season as she has been travelling for international events. She won the opening leg this year and was runner-up in the eighth leg.

Another player to look out for will be Gaurika Bishnoi, who signaled a return to form with a fine win in the 14th leg late last month.
 
In seven starts this season Gaurika has won once, finished second three times and been third and fourth once each in what has been a consistent performance.
Last year she was T-10 after the first round and T-26 after the second before finishing Tied-44th.

Neha Tripathi, who has won once this season and finished second twice, has often not been able to convert her leads into wins. She will once again be hoping for a good week.

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