Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2016
Mumbai, February 25, 2016: Gursimar Badwal carded 2 under 68 in the final round to win the fifth leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club here on Thursday. Gursimar played consistent golf throughout the week and claimed her maiden professional title by a comfortable margin of six shots. Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi finished runner-up with a total score of 215. The INR 6,00,000 event culminated today.
Overnight leader Gursimar Badwal, who has been within striking distance of victory on several occasions in the past but has faltered at key moments in her campaign, was the hallmark of composure today. She played a blemish free front –nine with two birdies on the 4th and 7th holes. She added another birdie on the 13th hole while dropping just one shot on the 11th to finish with a total score of 209 after 54 holes.
Neha Tripathi carded a birdie on the 2nd hole while dropping shots on the 6th and 7th. She played with much more purpose on her return journey, firing four birdies on the 10th,12th, 17th and 18th holes along with a lone bogey on the 13th. She too finished the round with a score of 2 under 68 to take the second position.
Delhi’s Mehar Atwal carded 2 over 72 in the final round to take the third place. She carded three birdies on the 3rd, 10th and 16th holes along with bogeys on the 7th, 9th and 15th. She also carded a double bogey on the 12thhole to finish the round with a total score of 216.
Kolkata’s Smriti Mehta and Pune’s Shweta Galande finished tied fourth with identical totals of 219 after the final round. Shweta’s card of 3 over 73 on the day included four bogeys on the 2nd, 11th, 12th and 15th holes. She carded the lone birdie of the round on the 13th hole. Smriti Mehra played a birdie-less front nine with bogeys on the 7th and 9th holes. On her way in, she carded two birdies on the 10th and 16th holes along with bogeys on the 11th, 13th and 15th. She also carded a double bogey on the 18th hole to finish the round with a score of 5 over 75.
The Delhi duo of Mehak Sharma and Gauri Maunga finished tied sixth with identical totals of 220, followed by Hero Motocorp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet and Delhi’s Ankita Tiwana at tied eighth with a score of 221.
The Tour now moves to Pune for the sixth leg to be played at the Oxford Golf Resort from 1st to 4th March.
India’s top chefs bring the best of Australia’s culinary landscape on Twitter
With Twitter Q&As, live Periscope masterclasses, videos, photos, and live Tweets, experience the best of Australia’s food story through your favourite Indian personalities
in food #OnlyOnTwitter
25 February 2016: Food lovers in India can get ready to go on a delicious journey across Australia this March, as the country’s leading food personalities such as Chef Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor), Chef Vicky Ratnani (@VickyRatnani), Chef Ranveer Brar (@RanveerBrar), food consultant Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal (@RushinaMG), food critics Vir Sanghvi (@VirSanghvi), Rashmi Uday Singh (@RashmiUdaySingh) and Marryam Reshii (@Reshii), bring the best of Australia’s food tales alive on Twitter all month.
With Sydney becoming the focal point of all food discussions during the month with the much-awaited recent opening of the NOMA Australia pop-up (@ReneRedzepiNoma) in the harbour city, foodies in India who can’t be there can live through this gastronomic sojourn with front-row seats only on Twitter! For the first time, foodies will get a chance to engage and connect with their favourite chefs and critics “live” as the excitement unfolds. Through engaging live Tweets, great photos and videos from their daily food capers across Australia, live Periscope masterclass broadcasts, and Twitter Q&As, Twitter will be home to all things food for the month of March by following #TasteOfAus.
Twitter India and Twitter Australia in collaboration with Tourism Australia will also host one of Twitter’s iconic food properties: #TweetWhatYouEat on March 2nd at 9.30 am IST at the all-new Twitter Sydney office. For two hours, Twitter users will be able to ask questions, converse and engage directly with the best names in food in India and globally through Twitter Q&As that will be held at the #BlueRoom in the Twitter Australia office. Users will get a chance to watch chefs take blind-taste tests live on Periscope. Australia’s famous chef Adam Liaw (@AdamLiaw) will also be at this Twitter event.
It will be a journey through Australia’s culinary landscape in more than 140 characters, with live broadcasts, cool native videos, Twitter Q&As – a rare, young, and energetic trip through Australia’s foodie culture through the eyes of some of the best in food in India. It’s a food party, and you’re invited!
Mr. Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager, India & Gulf, Tourism Australia, said, “Tourism Australia has a strong digital media strategy to inspire consumers to holiday in Australia. The influence of social media networks within Tourism Australia’s target segment of affluent, mid-life travellers is
significant and we are keen to use this medium to actively engage with potential travellers. It is an honour for us to receive support from leading Indian food influencers for NOMA Australia and we are eager to offer them a diverse taste of Australia through this epicurean journey. The sessions in the Twitter office, delivered as part of the partnership,will help us engage with Indian travel and food enthusiasts; bringing them closer to Australia. The world’s top ranked restaurant coming to Sydney has set Australia’s culinary standards much higher. The NOMA team has created something extraordinary and we know it will have a lasting impression on our honourable guests, tourists and locals.”
Keya Madhvani, Head, Youth and Emerging Media Partnerships, Twitter India said, “Twitter is your live connection to culture today with the best of cricket, Bollywood, TV, books – and now food. Whether recipes, food videos, quizzes or more, we aim to drive many innovative engagements and create unique #OnlyOnTwitter experiences for all the Indian foodies on our platform. Through this association with Tourism Australia, food lovers will follow India’s biggest food experts in their journey across the fascinating world of Australian food and produce through Twitter – a first of its kind engagement opportunity in our country, bringing the best of food content and conversations on the platform.”
Tourism Australia has witnessed record arrivals from India this year, making it the 8th largest inbound tourism market for the country. Total arrivals for the year ended December 2015 stood at 233,000; an increase of 19% over the previous year. For the year ended September 2015, Indian visitors contributed A$ 1.1 billion to the Australian economy; an increase of 34% over the previous year.
About Tourism Australia
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting Australia to the world as a destination for business and leisure travel. Tourism Australia’s purpose is to increase the economic benefits to Australia of tourism, supporting the industry’s Tourism 2020 strategy, which aims to grow the overnight annual expenditure generated by tourism to over A$ 115 billion annually by 2020. The organisation is active in around 20 key markets, where it aims to grow demand for the destination’s tourism experiences by promoting the unique attributes which will entice people to visit. Tourism Australia’s activities include advertising, public relations and media programs, trade shows and programs for the tourism industry, consumer promotions, online communications and consumer research.
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