Smriti Mehra takes women’s golf title

January 15th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Smriti Mehra won the fifth leg of the women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Qutab Golf Club here Friday afternoon.
Smriti, totalling 233, won by a margin of three strokes over Sharmila Nicollet. Playing level par for most of the morning, Smriti made two spectacular birdies on the 16th and 17th holes.

Sharmila played a consistent first nine but made a double bogey on the par five 12th hole.

Nalini Singh Siwach failed to find form and that affected her confidence. Just a stroke behind the overnight leader, Nalini was expected to put up a better challenge against her two rivals, but disappointed the spectators with her indifferent performance.

Tied at fourth position were Bengluru based pro Nikki Ponappa and the long hitter Saaniya Sharma.

The next leg of the tour will be held at the DLF Golf and Country Club next week.

Five women professional golf players will lead the Indian Challenge at the Thailand Ladies Open and Indonesian Ladies Open next Month.

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