Hyderabad : Tvesa Malik’s steady back nine helped her rally from a four-shot deficit to tie with overnight leader Amandeep Drall and then beat Drall in the play-off to win the 12th Leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour at the Hyderabad Golf club here on Friday.
This was the second play-off this season, the first being in the second leg at BPGC, Mumbai when Sharmila Nicollet beat Neha Tripathi.
Tvesa, who won the fourth leg, but has also had a series of second place finishes, began the final round three shots behind the leader and in-form Amandeep.
Playing in the final grouping alongside Amandeep and Sonam, Tvesa opened the day with a birdie but all three players bogeyed the Par-4 second, which played very difficult on Friday.
As Tvesa dropped a shot on sixth, Amandeep picked a birdie on seventh and extended her lead to four shots. Meanwhile, Sonam with a three-over 38 on front nine, slipped back and out of contention.
Amandeep and Tvesa started the back nine with a bogey each before the former showed first signs of cracking on the 12th, which she bogeyed and allowed the gap to reduce to three.