Aditi Ashok takes the center stage for India in Women’s Indian Open golf

Golfer Aditi Ashok is set to take charge of the Indian field in the 14th edition of the Hero Women’s Indian Open golf tournament, the tournament will take place after a two-year hault due to the coronavirus pandemic. Along with Aditi, Diksha Dagar also accompanies her.

Moreover, Aditi is India’s first and only Women’s Indian Open winner and has since graduated to LPGA.

Besides the duo of Aditi and Diksha, the Indian line-up also consists of Tvesa Malik, Amandeep Drall, Vani Kapoor, Ridhima Dilawari, Gaurika Bishnoi and Neha Tripathi among others.

Four-time Ladies European Tour winner Linn Grant will also be seen in action in the $4,00,000 tournament, to be held at Gurgaon’s DLF Golf and Country Club from October 20 to 23.

Furthermore, this year the field has been open to a total of 114 golfers keeping in mind day light problem.

“We would like to have a much bigger field, but we had to shorten the field due to limited number of day light hours in the month of October,” said Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI) secretary general Champika Sayal during the launch of the event on Thursday.

“We don’t want to face the same problems which we faced last time. We don’t want to drag a round to the next day.” added the secretary general.

However, Aditi was also just a step away from grabbing an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Olympics, hence, she came in fourth place.

 

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