Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Bengaluru welcomes the 7th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro golf tour 2013
Bengaluru, August 13, 2013: The seventh leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour 2013 is all set to get underway at the Eagleton Golf Club here in Bengaluru from tomorrow. In form Kolkata Golfer, Neha Tripathi, will be a strong contender for the top spot in the seventh leg along with veteran golfer Smriti Mehra. With Neha having won three legs and Smiti winning two on the tour so far; Hero MotoCorp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet is the only other golfer to have won a leg this season. The tournament, which will be played from the 13th – 16th of august, carries a total prize-money of INR 5,00,000.
Following her win in the fifth and sixth leg, Neha Tripathi will be eager to extend her winning spree this week as well. Looking at her impressive performance graph, the Kolkata golfer took over the top spot from Smriti Mehra in the Hero Order of Merit for the current season and now leads with INR 5,60,000 in her kitty making her jump by a margin of over INR 1,00,000 beyond the closest contestant.
Local champion and Hero Motocorp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet will be missing from this leg of the tournament on account of a foot injury she endured during the LET tour this summer.
Chandigarh golfers Preetinder Kaur and Saaniya Sharma along with Delhi’s Vani Kapoor will also look to put up a strong challenge to the in-form Neha and Smriti.
With a pleasant temperature of 21 degree Celsius and green speed of 9.5 stimp meter one can look forward to an exciting leg of the Hero Women’s Pro golf tour in Bengaluru this week.
The Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2013 comprises a total thirteen legs spanning across key locations in India across the year. The 7th leg comes after a summer gap of four months and all players are eager & excited to get back on the greens.

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