Panchkula: Kolkata golfer Neha Tripathi played a superb final round to edge past overnight leader Vani Kapoor to seal another victory in the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour 2013. This victory in the sixth leg is the third of the season for Neha and with this she overtakes Smriti Mehra in the Hero Order of Merit 2013, an event press release said on Thursday.
Neha, who had made a strong comeback on Wednesday, was brilliant in the final round on Thursday and once again established her dominance in the domestic tour this season. Vani, the overnight leader, got off to a great start and she had a clear lead of four strokes on the front nine but Neha was brilliant in the back nine and clinched the title by a single shot. Both the players were tied at the 17th and it was Vani's bogey on the 18th that gave Neha the title.
Neha carded four birdies on the third, 14th, 15th and 16th to return with a final day score of one under 71 and a total score of 228. She had a double bogey on the fourth and a bogey on the 11th hole. Vani played a competitive final round of three over 75 and had a final score of 229. She carded just a single birdie on fifth and had bogeys on the sixth, 11th, 15th and 18th.