Smriti Mehra played an inspired round of four-under 66 on the final day to claim her maiden title of this season in the 16th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the The Palms Golf Club and Resort, here on Sunday.
Vani Kapoor finished runner-up with a score of one-over 71, followed by Gursimar Badwal in third place in the Rs 6,00,000 event. Smriti started impressively, carding a bogey free front nine with birdies on the first, third and eighth holes.
In her back nine, she dropped a shot on the 10th hole and carded a double on the 15th. She quickly regained her composure and carded an eagle on the 16th hole followed by birdies on the 17th and 18th to claim her maiden title of the current season with a total score of 208 after 54 holes.
Vani had a good start, carding a bogey free front nine with birdies on the second and eighth holes. But she could not sustain the momentum in her back nine and carded bogeys on the 11th, 12th and 14th with a double on the 15th.