Hero Women's PGT: Ridhima Dilawari wins 14th leg

Ridhima carded a one-over 73 in the final round to finish six shots ahead of second-placed Tvesa Malik and Amandeep Drall.

Ridhima Dilawari clinched her fourth title of the season. File Photo: PTI

Ridhima Dilawari clinched her fourth title of the season by winning the 14th leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour at the Noida Golf Course on Friday.

Dilawari carded a one-over 73 after a pair of bogeys towards the end but still won by six shots ahead of Tvesa Malik and Amadeep Drall, who were tied second. Dilawari, who totalled three-under-213, is now the top winner this season. Malik has three wins.

Malik (70) was the only player to shoot under par in the final round and tied with Drall (73) for second place at 219.

Diksha Dagar, who shot 78 on second day, carded 73 on the final day to finish fourth at 220 and Gaurika Bishnoi ended an indifferent week with a 75 and was fifth at 223. Astha Madan (73) and Saaniya Sharma (76) were sixth and seventh respectively, while Ananya Datar (75) and Smriti Mehra (81) were tied-eighth at 234.

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Ishvari Prasanna (78) and Siddhi Kapoor (79) were tied-10th at 235.

Starting with a huge six-shot lead, Dilawari was very steady through the front nine with eight pars followed by a birdie on ninth. A birdie on 11th meant she was two-under for the day. Her first bogey of the day came on 12th, which was followed by four pars and finally two bogeys.

Malik, nine behind at the start, bogeyed third and seventh before back-to-back birdies ensured she was even for the front nine. A birdie on 13th and another on 18th meant she finished at two-under-70.

Drall bogeyed the Par-3 16th and Par-4 18th and fell into a tie for second.

Dagar parred the first 12 holes before dropping shots on 13th and 15th. Her solitary birdie of the day came on the Par-3 16th.

Bishnoi stayed on top of the Hero Order of Merit, while Drall and Dilawari moved up one place each to become second and third. Neha Tripathi, second at the start of the week, slipped to fourth after finishing 15th.