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Diksha Dagar and Tavesa malik in action

Diksha, Tvesa lead six-woman challenge in Estrella Damm golf in Spain

Sitges, Spain, July 6:A strong Indian contingent led by Diksha Dagar, who played well over the final two rounds last weekend will be present at the Estrella Damm Ladies Open 2022 at the Terramar Golf Club, in the Barcelona town of Sitges. Her finish of T-16 has been her best in a year during which she also won the Deaflympics Gold medal in golf.

As Diksha chases a Top-10 and a possible second individual win on the Ladies European Tour – she has a win from 2019 – Tvesa Malik, India’s best on the LET Order of Merit last year, is struggling to find the kind of form that fetched her a bunch of Top-10s, including a runner-up finish in 2021.

Other Indians in the field include Amandeep Drall, Vani Kapoor, Ridhima Dilawari and Neha Tripathi. Six players in the field also indicates how far Indian women’s golf has come.

Diksha has also had only moderate success this season with five cuts in nine starts and a best of T-16. Tvesa has made six cuts in 12 events and Drall has made five cuts in 11 starts.

So, they will also be hoping to find some more success, as will Vani, Ridhima and Neha.

There will be a strong home challenge with Carlota Ciganda leading it. She won this event in 2019 and played in a playoff for the title in 2017, with a final victory for the English Florentyna Parker.

Ciganda will not be alone in keeping the Estrella Damm Ladies Open at home. Along with the golfer from Pamplona there will be 18 players wanting to show their best version in this second part of the Ladies European Tour in Spain. Among them, Ana Peláez, Nuria Iturrioz, María Hernández and Carmen Alonso stand out.

The first is the only Spanish woman who has won this year in the Ladies European Tour and, precisely, she did it in Spain, in the Community of Madrid Ladies Open.

Nuria Iturrioz will arrive in Sitges with a seventh position as the best position so far this season, achieved in the Ladies Italian Open.

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