Pranavi continues domination of Hero Tour


Pranavi will now head to USA for LPGA Q-School Stage-II next month

Pranavi Urs continues to stamp her authority on the Hero Women’s Domestic Pro Tour (Hero WPGT) with her fifth win of the year. The 20-year-old from Mysore shot 68-68-72 (2-under 208) at Hyderabad Golf Association to finish a comfortable five strokes ahead of Sneha Singh (73-69-71) and amateur Kriti Chowhan (68-72-73). 


Besides the 5 wins, Urs has 3 runner up finishes in 12 starts !! This is perhaps the most dominant season ever on the domestic pro tour since its inception over a decade ago. After two opening rounds of 68, she took a commanding four shot lead and coasted home comfortably nailing a 20 foot birdie on the final hole despite rainy conditions. 

This was Urs’ ninth career title on the Hero WPGT. She won her first title in 2018 at Eagleton as a 15-year-old amateur, signalling her talent and promise. 

Last month in California, Pranavi shot four solid rounds of 68-72-69-73 (6-under 282) to comfortably advance to the second stage of LPGA Tour qualifying, finishing T32nd among the 280 players who competed in the first stage. Pranavi takes a week off on tour to visit her swing coach in Singapore before heading to Florida for LPGA Stage-II scheduled for Oct. 16-21, due to which she will also miss the US$400,000 Hero Women’s Indian Open. 

The top 30 and ties from LPGA Stage-II move on to the Final LPGA Qualifying in December, which will consist of a new two-week tournament. All those who get into Stage 2 will earn playing rights on the Epson Tour, the development tour for the LPGA, which consists of 20 tournaments with at least US$200,000 prize money each. 

The Hero WPGT will now head to DLF Golf & CC in Gurgaon for it’s 13th Leg from Sep.19-22, a useful warm up for the Hero Indian Open on the Ladies European Tour a month later.


Photo – WGAI

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