Mumbai, Dec 19, 2013, IANS:
A sublime Gurbani Singh returned to winning ways after a gap of almost three months at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club (BPGC) course, where she carded a one-under 70 on the final day to emerge victorious in Usha All India Ladies and Junior Girls Amateur Golf Championship here on Thursday.
Delhi-based Gurbani finished the tournament with an overall score of 209, a huge seven shots clear of Bangalore’s second-placed Aditi Ashok. Beginning the day with a five-shot advantage, all Gurbani had to do was play consistent golf and the confidence was evident as she raised her game a notch, carding the first and only sub-par round of the tournament.
In fact, she did not have a single over-par round at the BPGC, which stands testimony to her golfing abilities. Aditi carded her best round of the tournament (one-over 71) and improved through the three days, but it was not enough to upstage her closest rival on tour.
Gauri Monga, who came into the tournament in a rich vein of form after securing three victories in three months on the tour as well as a creditable fifth place finish in the Indian Open, signed of a tame fifth with a score of 225.
Aditi won the Category ‘A’ section of the tournament with Ridhima finishing second. Category ‘B’ witnessed some excitement when eventual winner Ananya Datar and Shruti Shenoy both finished with identical scores of 245 to force a playoff. Ananya eventually came through in the third extra hole. Sifat Sagoo (247) prevailed over Pranavi Urs (251) in the Category C section.