CHANDIGARH, DEC 4 : Giving a consistent display, Gauri Monga got firmly into the driver’s seat with a par 72 round, on the penultimate day of the 16th Punjab Ladies Amateur Golf Tournament at the Chandigarh Club Golf course here today. The closely bunched competition lies 12 strokes behind. Shreya Ghei, playing a round of 5 over 77, climbed to second place, a single shot ahead of Gurbani Singh and Meher Atwal lying another behind. Shweta Galande and Neha Tripathy fell back after a disappointing round.
Gauri played a rock steady round making 16 pars apart from the single birdie on the 4th and bogey on the 7th and total of 28 putts only put her in a commanding position. Shreya Ghei on the other hand had an up and down round with 3 birdies and 8 bogeys to finish 5 over par.
In the Silver Division, Ekam J. Singh made a comeback from her bad round of yesterday and surged 6 shots ahead of Millie Saroha and Amrita Sarna who lies a stroke further behind. Two back to back birdies on the 6th and 7th holes were the highlights of Ekam’s round.
Bela Phadke continued to dominate the Bronze division with Neelu Chopra and Dalbir Sahi lying a distant second.
The seniors concluded their tournament today with Ritu Lumba pipping Madhu Brar and S. Ratia to the post. The Nett prize was claimed by Binny Bath.
Results: Championship Bowl (0–12): 1 Gauri Monga 221, 2 Shreya Ghei 233, 3 Gurbani Singh 234, 4 Meher Atwal 237.
Silver Salver (0– 12) Best Nett: 1 Shweta Galande 223 (better back nine), 2 Neha Tripathi 223.
Challenge Bowl (13–24): Best Gross: 1 Ekam J. Singh 263, 2 Millie Saroha 269. Best Nett: 1 Meher Dhillon 213, 2 Ritu Lumba 218.
Bronze Plate (25–36): Best Gross: 1 Bela Phadke 285, 2 Neelu Chopra 305. Best Nett: 1 Dalbir Sahi 227, 2 Seher Atwal 233.
Junior Shield (Below 18 years: Best Gross: 1 Gauri Monga 221, 2 Shreya Ghei 233. Best Nett: 1 Meher Dhillon 213.
Sub-Junior Trophy (Below 14 yrs): Best Gross: 1 Gurbani Singh 234. Best Nett: 1 Seerat Grewal 224.
Senior Challenge: Winner Best Gross: 1 Ritu Lumba 284. Winner Best Nett: 1 Binny Bath 224.
Daily Prize: Straightest Drive: Gold Division: Vani Kapoor. Silver Division: Ritu Lumba. Bronze Division: Mohinder Ruppal.