After an exciting golfing tournament with the Hero Women’s Indian Open golf championship, the winner is a golfing pro from Thailand. Thidapa Suwannapura won her first Ladies European Tour with an outright lead and win that took place at the Delhi Golf Club. This was the seventh Hero Women’s Indian Open golf tournament, and it was played for the first time at the Delhi Golf Club.
Thidapa finished the final round with eight-under 208. She ended the tournament three strokes ahead of France’s Valentine Derrey, who had been a joint leader on the first day of the tournament. The 21-year-old golfer from Thailand managed to maintain concentration and quality playing throughout the tournament.
Last year, the hero Women’s Indian Open golf tournament was also won by a golfer from Thailand, Pornanong Phatlum.
Thidapa said: “It’s an amazing thing to win at the Hero Women’s Indian Open. I didn’t think that I am going to win this tournament since this course is very tough.”
She further explained why she did not think she would have made champion, noting: “Even in the beginning of the round, I thought I didn’t have a strong chance. But I concentrated more on my game than other factors and won eventually.”
Thipada plays on the Ladies Professional Golfers Association, and would like to play on the Ladies European Tour too. She said that while she will first choose LPGA, she will join the LET when she has time off.
The Indian golfer, Gauri Monga, a DGC amateur, managed to finish tied in fifth place with veteran US golfer Beth Allen. The two players ended the final day of the tournament five strokes behind the winner. In 2007, Irina Brar and Meghna Bal had tied in fourth place in the Hero Women’s Indian Open. With a fifth place finish, Gauri has managed to end this championship in the second best game that an Indian player has reached.