Bangkok: Smriti Mehra dropped four bogeys on the back-nine and ended with a score of 74 to sign off tied 30th in the Thailand Ladies Open -- the season’s first event on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour.
She totalled four-over 220 with rounds of 74, 72 and 74.
All the other Indians, Sharmila Nicollet 150 (76-74), Tanya Wadhwa (77-77), Rhea Nair (82-73) and Saanya Sharma (84-74) missed the cut.
Nineteen-year-old Thai golfer, Tanaporn Kongkiatkri was stretched to nine playoff holes before winning the title over South Korea’s Cho A-ram yesterday.
Both the professionals finished the 54-hole play with a 8-under. In the sudden death Cho and Kongkiatkri halved the first seven holes with matching pars and bogeyed the eighth.
Kongkiatkri played the ninth playoff hole with a wonderful approach shot that stopped three feet from the hole before tapping in for a birdie to lift the Cup.
Pornanong Phatlum, the leader on the first two days, shot a three-over 75 and ended seventh at 211 with USA’s Libby Smith and Kang Da-na and Kim Do-yeon of South Korea.
He (Major Dhyan Chand) is inspiration personified. He became synonymous with hockey. He became the parameter of hockey by which other player's calibre is measured.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal