Pranavi Urs beats Gaurika Bishnoi in playoff to win first leg of Hero WPGT

Pranavi Urs beats Gaurika Bishnoi in playoff to win first leg of Hero WPGT

Pranavi Urs defeated Gaurika Bishnoi with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the first leg of 2022 Hero WPGT.

Both Pranavi and Gaurika started their final round campaign in the same group, with Gaurika having a 3-shot advantage. But the table turned after the first nine holes as Gaurika had dreary first-nine holes, in which she shot a 2-over 38, while Pranavi grabbed the oppourtunity with both hands and carded a superb 2-under 34 to claim a one-shot lead.

Pranavi then lost her control and shot a bogey on the 10th, followed by two pars and one more bogey that again pushed her one-shot behind Gaurika, who shot four consecutive pars.

The game again turned into Urs favour when Pranavi smashed two back-to-back birdies on the 14th and 15th whereas Bishnoi witnessed a bogey on the 14th and a par on the 15th.

Pranavi Urs beats Gaurika Bishnoi in playoff to win first leg of Hero WPGT
Pranavi Urs

Both then shot pars on the 16th, and Pranavi was 2-shot ahead with two holes to play.

Pranavi, on the par-4 17th hole, struck a par while Gaurika narrowed the gap with a superb birdie. On the last hole, Pranavi missed the chance to emerge as a clear winner as she had a bogey, and Bishnoi matched her score with a par to a force playoff.

On the first extra hole, Bishnoi had a par while Pranavi, with her confident approach, shot a superb birdie to claim her 3rd WPGT title.

The amateur Sneha Singh, who played consistent game throughout the event, finished her run at solo third with a total score of 2-under 214.

Posted on: 2022 Feb 11 Fri
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