North Berwick (Scotland), August 12
In a primary for Indian girls’s golf, three main gamers of the nation—Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar and Tvesa Malik—will tee up at an LPGA occasion collectively, the Ladies Scottish Open, beginning Thursday.
The Ladies Scottish Open, a premier occasion on the Ladies European Tour, has been co-sanctioned with the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association )since 2017 and that is the fourth time the 2 Tours are coming collectively.
The Ladies Scottish Open, has nonetheless, been round since 1986.
Diksha performs with Stephanie Kyriacou and Yu Liu early within the morning at 7.15 am whereas Aditi performs with Scottish star Carly Booth and South African Lee-Ann Pace at 9.58 am native time.
Tvesa has been drawn with Yealimi Noh and Emily Kristine Pedersen, who received the Hero Women’s Indian Open years again and so they tee off at 12.22 pm.
Diksha and Tvesa arrived within the UK on Friday after which travelled to Edinburgh on Monday.
Aditi and her mom arrived on Monday. They had additionally reached the venue and Aditi had take a look at the course.
Col Naren Dagar, father and caddie of Diksha, mentioned, “We were tested at the airport and then again in Scotland by the Tour.”
Dagar mentioned, “It was a different kind of a trip. We were helped in India by many people as we got all papers and permissions to travel. Honestly, there was some tension because this is not a normal situation, but the officials back home and the LET here were helpful.”
Diksha added: “I have been waiting for this for long. Back home I practiced for a long time and maintained all safety measures on account of the COVID outbreak. We wore PPE suits and took all measures on travel and have been wearing masks, maintaining distance and staying away from crowded areas.”
Diksha received the Women’s South African Open final yr, which was additionally her rookie season.
While the Ladies European Tour makes a return to golf with the Scottish Open, the LPGA has performed two occasions within the United States.
The LPGA Tour arrived in Europe after two occasions, the LPGA Drive On Championship and the Marathon LPGA Classic.
Those two tournaments in Toledo offered back-to-back wins for Danielle Kang because the LPGA returned after the COVID-19 interruption. The two wins gave Kang three wins within the final 10 months.
The area this week additionally contains Minjee Lee, who comes off on the again of two top-four finishes.
In 2019, Mi Jung Hur got here out on high with six birdies in her closing 9 holes to earn her first victory since 2014. But she won’t defend her title this week at The Renaissance Club, opting to stay dwelling in Korea on account of journey issues associated to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, previous champions Moriya Jutanugarn (2018) and Mi Hyang Lee (2017) have made the journey to The Renaissance Club, as have 2019 main champions Hannah Green (KPMG Women’s PGA Championship) and Hinako Shibuno (AIG Women’s Open).
The 144-player area additionally contains 15 of the highest 20 within the LET’s Race to Costa del Sol, who’re competing for the USD 1.5 million purse, in addition to Rose Ladies Series Order of Merit winner Charley Hull.
The Scottish Open is the primary of two consecutive occasions in Scotland.
The Scottish Open shall be adopted by subsequent week’s AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon, and the occasion can be the ultimate alternative to qualify for the AIG Women’s Open. PTI