Vani Kapoor Finishes Tied 8th in Aramco Series, 16-Year-Old Chiara Noja Wins Title

India’s Vani Kapoor closed the week with a birdie-birdie finish for a solid card of 3-under 69 at the Aramco Series – Jeddah and register a second straight top 10 finish on the Ladies European Tour.
The tied eighth finish in Jeddah, on her Aramco Series debut with 8-under 208 total, came on the heels of a similar finish at the Hero Women’s Indian Open.
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The other Indians were way behind with Amandeep Drall (72) in tied 49th, Diksha Dagar (74) in tied 58th and Tvesa Malik (73) in tied 63rd place.
Vani, playing with the experienced Lee Ann Pace, birdied second and fourth, but dropped a shot in between on the third.
Eighth pars followed before a birdie and a bogey on 13th and 14th, at which point she was 1-under for the final round. She birdied 17th and 18th for a fine finish and a top 10 result ahead of the Tour Championships.
Meanwhile, 16-year-old Chiara Noja, a high school senior based in Dubai, claimed her maiden victory on the LET following a sensational play-off against her childhood idol, Charley Hull.

Noja matched the tournament low of 65 in the final round at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club to secure her place in the play-off while Hull produced four birdies in her last six holes to tie with Noja on 13-under-par in regular play.
Despite the pressure on the young schoolgirl, Noja had back-to-back birdies in the play-off, to secure the victory and the USD 75,000 first prize.
Nicole Garcia also entertained the crowd on 18 with an eagle from off the green to secure sole third place. She also led her team to victory here in Jeddah, her second team championship win as captain.
Jeddah marks the end of the 2022 Aramco Team Series following events in Bangkok, London, Sotogrande, and New York.
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