Christine Wolf buried the ghosts of the past with a bogey-free final round to clinch the Hero Women’s Indian Open for her maiden Ladies European Tour title. The HWIO and the DLF Golf and Country Club is becoming a happy hunting ground for first-time winners. Following Welsh veteran Becky Morgan’s breakthrough win after 19 long years on the Ladies European Tour in 2018, it was the 30-year-old Austrian Wolf’s turn as she grabbed her first title after six years on the Tour.
Whitney Hillier rode a roller coaster of a back nine which she rounded off with two birdies at the very end to sneak ahead of everyone into the sole lead at the end of the second round of the Hero Women’s Indian Open on Friday
England’s Meghan MacLaren and Whitney Hilliers of Australia shared the lead at 5-under 67 after the first day of the Hero Women’s Indian Open even as India’s Mysore-based 16-year-old amateur Pranavi Urs nailed two late birdies to climb to Tied-10th on the leaderboard late in the evening on Thursday.
:Marianne Skarpnord, Meghan MacLaren and Carly Booth, who have one win each and a clutch of Top-10 showings this season, are the front runners for the 13th Hero Women’s Indian Open if one goes by the Ladies European Tour’s Order of Merit. They are third, sixth and eighth respectively, but Becky Morgan, despite being currently 61st in the rankings, is on a different plane.
:Welsh golfer Becky Morgan returns to India, to what she calls is her favourite place and golf course as she defends the Hero Women’s Indian Open she won last year. Before taking the stage to represent Europe at the Skills Challenge, the traditional ice-breaker at the HWIO, Morgan, said, “I love coming to India. It’s my tenth visit and I just love this course. Actually I liked it even when we played at the other course, Delhi Golf Club a couple of times.”
:The Hero Women’s Indian Open - the biggest professional women’s Golf event in the country - is set to enter its 10th Year on the prestigious Ladies European Tour with the 2019 edition.
:Ninth time lucky. That’s what Becky Morgan ought to be saying. After 18 years, most of which were spent on either side of the Atlantic and playing 118 tournaments thus far, she finally found success on her 119th start.