Four Indians of Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tours are to participate in Simone Asia Pacific Cup. The inaugural prize money of the Simone Asia Pacific Cup is $750,000. The Indian Domestic HeroWomen’ss Pro Golf Tour has provided an essential boost to the best Indian stars doing well in their home tours. Four of its players will get the opportunity to compete at the Simone Asia Pacific Cup, which will have a $750,000 prize purse in its first year. Four Indian female golfers participating on the Ladies Pro Golf Tour will be playing in the first-ever Simone Asia Pacific Cup.
The tournament will feature a total prize purse of $750,000, of which US$ 500,000 is going to the particular event, and US$ 250,000 is going to the team event. The tournament will be a 54-hole strokeplay tournament which will take place across the three days. The Asian Golf Leadership Forum (AGLF) will be serving as the organising body of the game, to take place at the end of the year. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the final eight, which will take place from 22-27 November in Malaga, Spain.
Initially, India was allotted a team, and two prominent stars, Aditi Ashok and Taveesa Malik, were invited, but according to the Indian Women’s Golf Association, they have expressed regret. The applications were accepted, with Amandeep Drill and Vani Kapoor selected as top-2 finishers for the 2020-21 joint order of merit. Champika Sayal will serve as Team Principal and Co-Captain.
WGAI subsequently made a solid case to add a second team consisting of players from its Hero Order of Merit. Amandeep Drall and Vani Kapoor were both frequent participants at WPGT, taking part in the Women’s European Tour and making starts in South Africa and Australia. Four of her players have all been regulars on the WPGT and, in addition to taking part in the Ladies European Tour, moreover made debuts in South Africa and Australia. Apart from making starts in South Africa and Australia, these Indian Top Players are regular participants in the Hero Women’s PGA Tour.
On a difficult day at the Kolon Korea Open, India’s Rahil Gangjee (72) stumbled over the final three holes to finish at one over and tied 29th. Gangjee was in the top five after 15 holes, but bogeys on his final three holes from seventh to ninth after beginning from the tenth caused him to fall behind at the challenging Woo Jeong Hills course. Gaganjeet Bhullar (73) was tied 48th at 2-over, while Veer Ahlawat (78) and Honey Baisoya (80) were tied 120th and 133rd, respectively, and in danger of missing the cut.