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Sharmila wins her first Hero golf title

Mumbai, Feb 28, 2013 (IANS)

Sharmila Nicollet Thursday showcased her consistency to win the third leg of the Hero Women's Pro Golf tour at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club here.

Sharmila, who staged a super comeback Wednesday to start as the overnight leader, finished her final round with a three-day total of 211, two shots ahead of Kolkata golfer Neha Tripathi.

Sharmila, who started off with a birdie on the first hole followed by a bogey, played a par round till the 12th hole. Her consecutive bogeys on 13th and 14th holes followed by a birdie on 16th helped her finish the final round at one over 71.

Neha, who was the only player Thursday to shoot a par round, finished as the runners-up to the tournament falling short by two shots from the winner. Her birdies on the first and 13th and two bogeys on the ninth and 14th helped her finish Round 3 at par 70 and a total score of 213.

Veteran golfer, Smriti Mehra had another disappointing day as she carded three over 73 and a total of 216 to finish third. Smriti had double bogeys on the first and sixth and a bogey on the 18th with two birdies on second and seventh holes.

Rani Sonti finished fourth with a final round score of four over 74 and a total of 222. Vani Kapoor finished fifth with a total score of 225 and Saaniya Sharma was placed sixth with 226.

Leaderboard:Sharmila Nicollet - 221 (71, 69, 71)Neha Tripathi - 213 (75, 68, 70)Smriti Mehra - 216 (68, 75, 73)Rani Sonti - 222 (73, 75, 74)Vani Kapoor - 225 (78, 74, 73)Saaniya Sharma - 226 (78, 74, 74).


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