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Sharmila wins her first Hero golf title

Mumbai, Feb 28, 2013 (IANS) 19:14 IST
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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