Record-breaking finish by Sneha Singh

Sneha Singh

Sneha Singh poses with her salver

Sneha Singh, a 17-year-old amateur from Hyderabad, shot a record breaking  7-under 29 over her final nine holes to overcome a four-shot deficit and win the second Leg of the Hero WPGT, played at East Point Golf Club in Visakhapatnam. 

Singh began the final round two strokes behind overnight leader Jahanvi Bakshi of Delhi but soon fell five shots behind. At the turn Sneha still trailed by four. That’s when she caught fire. She birdied the 10th and 13th  and then took control of the tournament by holing her second shot on the 489-yard par 5 14th for a rare albatross. She birdied the 15th as well, which meant she had gone 2-2-3 (4under) over those three holes and now led by three shots. A final birdie on the 17th was the icing on the cake as she set a new nine-hole record on the Hero WPGT with 29. 

Singh’s winning score was 10-under 206 (70-70-66), while Bakshi finished at 7-under 209. This was Singh’s fourth professional title on the Hero WPGT.  She won her first pro title as a 15-year-old in 2019 at her home course Hyderabad Golf Association 

While Singh took home the trophy, Bakshi picked up the winning cheque as the top professional. Ridhima Dilawari (69-73-72) finished third, Gaurika Bishnoi (76-68-72) fourth and Rhea Purvi S. (72-69-76) finished fifth. Pranavi Urs, who won the first leg on the tour, shot 75-73-71 (3-over 219) to finish tied-7th.


Photo – WGAI

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