Vani looks to keep momentum in women's golf

Bengaluru: Fresh from her exploits in the Ladies Asian Tour, Vani Kapoor will look to keep the momentum going in the eighth leg of the Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Eagleton Golf Resort here on Wednesday.

She finished tied fifth in the Hong Kong Ladies Master and will be eyeing the top position in the Order of Merit as the Tour resumes after a gap of three months.  The Rs. 6,00,000 event features 13 professionals and lone amateur Suchitra Ramesh. Delhi youngster Vani is currently placed third in the Order of Merit with total earnings of Rs. 4,46,200 in four appearances with three wins this season.  However, she is expected to face a stiff challenge from the likes of Neha Tripathi, Amandeep Drall and Gursimar Badwal. Neha currently leads the rankings with total earnings of Rs. 4,93,433 in seven appearances. The golfer from Kolkata has two wins to her name and will be eager for an encore. Kapurthala’s Gursimar, who claimed her maiden professional title this season, is placed fourth in the money list with total earnings of Rs. 4,38,200 and will be a force to reckon with at Eagleton. Amandeep has played consistent golf in the last year and half and will try to keep up the good work. Her lone win came at Oxford, and she will be keen to add to her tally. Other players in the fray are Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma, Delhi’s Mehar Atwal and Pune’s Shweta Galande.