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Gursimar starts favourite in fourth leg of Hero WPGT

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Gursimar Badwal will once again start as favourite when the fourth leg of the Hero Womens Pro Tour begins at the Resort here tomorrow.

Gursimar, who pulled away on the back nine to win the previous leg here, will once again face stiff competition from Neha Tripathi, Tvesa Malik, and Saaniya Sharma, who comprised the top-5 last week.

Gursimars hallmark has been consistency and that is what carried her through in the third leg.

She will now be hoping to strike gold in back-to-back events here, like she did in Bengaluru last year.

In the 2017 season, Gursimar won two times and finished in the top-5 on numerous other occasions.

The Kapurthala golfer, who turns 25 on February 26, is looking at another solid season after having finished fourth in the Hero Order of Merit last year.

Gursimar holds the lead in this years Money List with earnings of Rs 2,74,000 while Neha is right behind her at Rs 2,46,000. Tvesa (Rs 2,32,000) and (Rs 2,02,000) are the next in the pecking order.

Neha, one of the two golfers to win three or more titles in 2017, is also hoping to open her account at the pristine Resort, after coming close at the last week.

Some of other leading golfers like the Hero WPGT first leg winner Vani Kapoor, Amandeep Drall, Gaurika Bishnoi and the second leg winner will miss out this week. Vani and Amandeep are playing qualifiers.

The opening days action will take off with and in the opening two-ball. Mehar Atwal, Tavleen Batra and Neha will be in the second group, to be followed by Trisha Sunil, Tvesa and Saaniya.

The fourth group will feature Siddhi Kapoor, and

The fifth group will see last weeks winner Gursimar tee off in the company of and Anisha Padukone, while Afshan Fatima, and will be in the last group.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 18:00 IST