Gaurika wins, Gursimar thirdJune 8, 2019, Chandigarh
Gaurika Bishnoi carded a sizzling 67 in the final round to register her second win of the season on the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour in Hosur today.
After starting the final round four shots behind the overnight leader Gursimar Badwal, Gaurika staged a fine comeback to take her total to an 8-under 208.
In the final round, she dropped just one bogey while picking up six birdies, three of which came in the last five holes. She was three clear of amateur Pranavi Urs, who registered the second 66 of the tournament. Pranavi recovered well over the final two days with 69-66 for a fine performance. Gursimar, who had played well on the first two days, had a rough final day with just one birdie. She had two bogeys, but what took her out of contention was the triple bogey eight on the par-5 14th.
She finished in a tie for third with Amandeep Drall (70) and Tvesa (68). Ridhima, who seemed out of sorts in the first two rounds when she shot 73-74, finally found her form, though a little too late. However, her round of 68 will help her gain confidence for the upcoming events. She finished sixth at a 1-under 215. Gaurika birdied the second and dropped her only bogey of the day on the fourth. She birdied the 14th, 16th and 18th holes for 67.—TNS