Aditi Ashok to lead home challenge in Women’s Indian Open golfSeptember 23, 2022
Former champion Aditi Ashok will lead a full-strength home challenge when the $400,000 Hero Women’s Indian Open golf tournament returns to the DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurugram, from October 20 to 23.
The premier annual event was last held in 2019 but the next two editions could not take place due to the pandemic.
Among the overseas contenders, Sweden’s Linn Grant heads the list. She is currently second on the Ladies European Tour’s Order of Merit after winning four titles this season.
Ana Pelaez Trivino (Spain), Megan Maclaren (England), Tiia Kovisto (Finland) and Anna Charlotte Mora (France) are the other LET winners this season to have confirmed their participation.
The Indian challengers, in the 114-player field, include Tvesa Malik (19th on LET last season), Diksha Dagar (the 2022 Deaflympics gold medallist), Amandeep Drall and Vani Kapoor. Other regulars from the domestic tour joining the fray will be Ridhima Dilawari, Gaurika Bishnoi and Neha Tripathi. -Rakesh Rao