The stars of the Hero Women’s Indian Open went head-to-head under floodlights in ‘The Hero Challenge’ – an innovative shoot-out from 102 yards on a specially constructed par-3 on the 18th hole – at DLF’s Gary Player Course on Wednesday evening.
Featuring eight top players in seven head-to-head knockout matches, the event literally fired up the evening with a spectacular display of lights and music on the 18th green.
The eight-woman field included the defending champion Emily Kristine Pedersen, former event champions Gwladys Nocera and Caroline Hedwall, current Ladies European Tour No.1 Beth Allen, Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI) No.1 Amandeep Drall, Brittany Lincicome, Carly Booth and Paula Hurtado.
In the end, a gripping final between Allen and Hurtado saw Allen named the champion and collect a first prize of 2000 USD. Beth said: “It was really cool, something different and I think all the girls enjoyed it. It was nice to get a little bonus!”
The entertainment also included a one-hole shoot-out featuring former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar, President of the WGAI Mrs Kavita Singh and Mr Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp, the New Delhi-based motorcycle manufacturer which has sponsored the Hero Women’s Indian Open since the tournament joined the LET schedule in 2010.