(ISN) – New Delhi,  YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, successfully partnered with the Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI) for the eighth edition of ‘Hero Women’s Indian Open 2014‘. Gwladys Nocera collected her first title of the 2014 season with the USD 300,000 event, tri-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET), the Ladies Asian Golf Tour (LAGT) and Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI) will see 108 top professionals from around the globe fighting for the top spot.

Ms. Rakhee K. Tandon hands over the USD 45,000 cheque to Gwladys Nocera, winner of the Hero Women’s Indian Open 2014

Gwladys finished with an 11 under par total of 208 at the Delhi Golf Course with rounds of 64, 72 and 72, five strokes clear of three other players. England’s Hannah Burke, Fabienne In-Albon from Switzerland and Korean Hyeon Seo Kang tied for second on six under, while India’s Vaishavi Sinha double bogeyed the 18th to drop into solo fifth place. Speaking about the association Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK said, “This was truly a remarkable tournament and am pleased to see the Indians notching up performances at par to their international counterparts. We still have some way to go but it is our endeavor to support Indian Women golfers in their surge to global supremacy and encourage women participation in the sport. We are fully committed to the development of the sport in our associations with apex golf bodies like Women’s Golf Association of India and Indian Golf Union.

“This tie-up is the latest in YES BANK’s initiatives to promote the sport in India. With an aim to promote Golf among youngsters, YES BANK endeavoured to support the national junior circuit of the Indian Golf Union with the IGU-YES BANK All India Juniors 2014. The championship, comprising of 11 tournaments including 4-zonals (North, South, East and South) and a final, witnessed over 250 junior golfers from across the country competing for the top position.