Olivia Cowan wins Women’s Indian Open

Gurugram (Haryana) [India]: Olivia Cowan created a brilliant finish over the weekend as she shut the last round with a solid 4-under 68 to win the Women’s Indian Open at the DLF Golf and Country Club. For the 26-year-old German, Cowan, it was her first win on the LET after no less than 27 Top-10 surfaces in 96 beginnings on the Tour.
Cowan totalled 13-under 275 and also won by 3 shots over house favourite Amandeep Drall (72) as well as Caroline Hedwall (71 ), that went down a bogey on the 18th to slip from sole second to joint second with the Indian, as per a press release from WIO Media. Cowan grabbed the greatest cheque of her profession at US$ 60,000, while the 2011 champion Hedwall was runner-up for the 3rd time in five beginnings at the Women’s Indian Open.
For Drall, it was her best job finish on the LET and it likewise fetched her US$ 6,000 greater than what she would contend third. Hedwall and also Drall grabbed US$ 30,000 each.
Cowan after winning her very first LET title despite getting on the Scenic tour given that 2015, was extremely psychological at the reward discussion. She claimed, “I have come close a couple of times, yet I am so pleased to get over the line. I like coming below and also this is going to be just one of my most remarkable moments as well as I will return once more to attempt and win this Trophy once again.”
She added, “I was quite kicked back to be truthful the entire weekend. I was not really thinking of winning this time around. I just intended to go out there and also have an excellent way of thinking and just play good golf. I was playing great golf so I just made a decision to trust that as well as come out today and simply see what takes place really.”
It was an excellent week for the house golf players, who had 4 gamers in Top-8 with the Tokyo Olympic fourth-place finisher, Aditi Ashok (71) in 4th area, while Gaurika Bishnoi (73) was linked sixth at 4-under and also Vani Kapoor (69) covered her tenth straight cut in the event with a Tied-eighth location. Gaurika’s connected sixth location was her finest at the Women’s Indian Open.
The day’s joint ideal card originated from the Indian amateur, Avani Prashanth, whose 5-under 67 saw her finish T-12 generally. 2 other young Indians, Nishtha Madan (73 ), who plays on the Epson Trip in the United States, and Hitaashee Bakshi (71 ), who a week ago won the LET Pre-Qualifiers to enter the Final stage of Qualifying School, were connected 20th.
Cowan’s previous two check outs to India created surfaces of T-19 in 2017 and also T-9 in 2018 as well as this year her finest on the Excursion was T-4 in her residence occasion, the Amundi German Masters.
In Jeddah, in 2015 Cowan led by 2 when she came to the 18th, however double bogeyed the last, while Pia Babnik of Sweden birdied as well as won by one. “I was aware of what can take place also on the last hole,” she claimed with a smile.
Cowan admitted, “In the morning before the start, I understood I had a possibility due to the fact that I was just one back. But on the program, I was not comfy or certain till the end, due to the fact that anything can take place. As well as I do remember what happened to Christine Wolf (in 2018).” Cowan was T-8 that year.
She grinned and included, “Maybe after the birdie on 17th, I felt I could win now, however on this training course nothing is without a doubt.” On if she had actually ever before fired 11-under over the weekend break (65-68), she laughed and also claimed, “I do not think so, but it really felt wonderful. In general, it has been a terrific week.”
Cowan who began the final round one shot behind the home favorite Amandeep Drall, was still one behind at the turn as well as linked with Hedwall for second. Hedwall birdied the 11th and Cowan birdied the 12th to sign up with Drall on top. The trio playing with each other parred the following two openings.
With 4 holes left as well as three gamers linked at 11-under, a play-off looked unavoidable, before Cowan holed a vital birdie on the Par-5 15th. With Drall going down a birdie on the very same opening, Cowan was single leader at 12-under, while Hedwall was 11-under and also Drall was up to 10-under.
Cowan did not look back. As Hedwall and Drall discovered it difficult to find a birdie, Cowan almost nailed the title with yet one more birdie on the unsafe Par-4 17th to transfer to 13-under, 2 free from Hedwall and 3 ahead of Drall.
Drall claimed, “I am pleased with the efficiency, despite the fact that I did not win. I felt if the putts in 12th and also 13th, the first from seven feet and also the various other from 9 feet were important. If they had actually fallen, I would certainly have got the energy. However generally, I enjoy the method I held out and this must enhance my ranking as well as get me much more occasions.”
Hedwall in a do-or-die attempt chose broke and also potentially an eagle in 18th as well as wound up dropping a shot on the closing 18th. That implied she fell to 10-under with Drall.

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