Jahanvi Bakshi wins 5th leg of WPGT by 4 strokes

Jahanvi Bakshi wins 5th leg of WPGT by 4 strokes

Jahanvi Bakshi carded an even-par 72 in the final round to claim a four-shot victory over Vani Kapoor in the fifth leg of WPGT on Friday.

Bakshi’s massive four-shot overnight lead gave her ample breathing space despite Vani Kapoor’s valiant attempt on the final day of the fifth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the DLF Golf & Country Club.

The Veteran Vani Kapoor finishes runner-up for the second straight time after smashing a solid 3-under 69 on the last day of the Rs. 10 lakh event.

Tvesa Malik, an international star of India, who had been struggling to find her groove in recent events, finally showed some great form when she went on a birdie streak between the second and seventh holes, claiming a top-3 spot for the first time in a long time.

Jahanvi managed to score 4-under 212 in 3 days, while Vani was even par 216. Tvesa Malik (69) finally found her rhythm and rose to Tied-3rd alongside Hitaashee Bakshi, who was 3-under for the front nine and 4-over for the back nine.

Amateur Avani underlined her promise with a round that had six birdies, the most by any player on the final day, but she also had five bogeys to finish with 71 for a creditable fifth place.

Lakhmehar Pardesi (78) was sixth, Oviya Reddi (76) was seventh, and amateur Hunar Mittal (76) was eighth.

Amandeep Drall kept her lead intact in the WPGT Order of Merit after her tied ninth finish at 17-over 233.