Mehar triumphs

Eyeing more: Mehar Atwal with her trophy after winning the Ladies Amateur golf title on Thursday. AFP

Despite enduring an error-filled final-round three-over 75, the 17-year-old Mehar showed great composure in the final hole, sealing victory with an under-pressure birdie at the Karnataka Golf Association.

Mehar, niece of golfing ace Arjun Atwal, signed off her campaign with a total of 218 while Vani, who staged an incredible comeback that saw her reduce an overnight five-shot deficit to even with just the final hole to play, finished three strokes behind with a 73 to secure second spot.

Heading into the final hole tied for the lead, Vani – who was one-under until that stage – duffed her shot twice on the par-4 closing hole to end with a double bogey.

Leading scores: 218: Mehar Atwal (68, 75, 75); 221: Vani Kapoor (73, 75, 73); 227: Tvesa Malik (74, 77, 76); 232: Gurbani Singh (78, 74, 80); 233: Aditi Ashok (76, 76, 81); 238:
Anisha Padukone (78, 78, 82); 240: Millie Saroha (76, 79, 85); 242: Gursimar Badwal (81, 82, 79), Raksha Phadke (75, 82, 85); 244: Ridhima Dilawari (80, 76, 88).

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