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The gems of Indian Golf continue to shine brightly. The women Golfers of India are wearing a sense of glory and winning many hearts. Seven Indian talented women Golfers have set a new record and will participate in the final stage of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School at Marrakesh, Morocco this week.
Diksha Dagar has won many hearts with her performances
Four Indian women, led by amateur Diksha Dagar, qualified for the final stage as the pre-qualifiers came to an end on Monday.
Dagar, a silver medallist at the 2017 Deaflympics, with a stellar record in amateur golf, finished tied-third at 13-under, which included an eight-under 64 in the third round.
Tvesa Malik was tied 5th
The next best Indian was Tvesa Malik, who has won four times this season on the domestic Women’s Pro Golf Tour in India, was tied-fifth at 10-under. Rookie Astha Madan was T-22 and Saaniya Sharma making a comeback from injury grabbed the last spot at T-36th at three-over.
Earlier another rookie Ridhima Dilawari, who like Dagar, represented India at the 2018 Asian Games, also qualified for the final stage by finishing tied-13th in the first pre-qualifier.
Riddhima Dilawari is on a roll
These five golfers – Diksha, Tvesa, Astha, Saaniya and Ridhima – will join Vani Kapoor and Sharmila Nicollet, who got a direct entry into Final Stage.
Sharmila Nicollet has got a direct entry in the final stage
India’s leading star Aditi Ashok, who now plays mainly on the LPGA is also eligible for LET by virtue of being a multiple winner in 2016 and 2017.
The qualifying school is held over two stages, pre-qualifying and final qualifying. Pre-qualifying is held at a series of venues in Morocco and Cambodia. This is to be followed by the final stage in Marrakesh from December 16-20. A total of 116 players will play for 25 LET cards for 2019.
A player, unless they get entry into Final Stage, plays 162 holes (72 holes, 4 rounds in pre-qualifiers plus 90 holes, 5 rounds in Final stage) in order to get their card. The top-25 get a full card. The final Stage will be held over two courses and five rounds. Players will play two rounds each at Palm Golf Club and Amelkis Golf Club, Marrakesh. The fifth and final round will be held at Amelkis Golf club.
(With inputs from PTI)