Smriti Mehra wins eighth leg of Hero golf

Bangalore, Aug 23 : Veteran Delhi golfer Smriti Mehra pulled off a stunning final round of four under 68 to win the eighth leg of the Hero-KGA Pro Golf Championships here Friday.

Smriti, who finished with a total score of 217 (79, 70, 68), stunned overnight leader Ankita Tiwana to bag the winner's cheque. Ankita had to settle for the runner's up position trailing Smriti by one stroke. Vani Kapoor finished third carding 219 (72, 74, 73) at the end of the final round. The Rs.5,00,000 event was being played at the picturesque KGA golf course.

Smriti showcased her experience against city mate Ankita carding the day's and the tournaments best single round score of four under 68. Smriti had a modest start to her round with three birdies on the 2nd, 5th and 9th holes in her front nine. She consolidated her lead with three more birdies on the 10th, 15th and 16th holes in her back nine. Her winning margin over Ankita would have been bigger had she not faltered on the 18th hole with a double bogey.

--IANS (Posted on 23-08-2013)

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