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Tvesa, Diksha lead six-member Indian challenge in Spain

By a Correspondent Barcelona | Updated on September 30, 2021

Tvesa Malik   -  Mark Runnacles / LET

Tvesa is aiming for a Top-10 finish on the Order of Merit, is currently 23rd while Diksha is 40th.

Tvesa Malik and Diksha Dagar are among a large group of six Indian women golfers as the Ladies European Tour gets to Spain for the Estrella Damm Ladies Open.

Tvesa is aiming for a Top-10 finish on the Order of Merit, is currently 23rd while Diksha is 40th.

Apart from the Hero sponsored duo Tvesa Malik and Diksha Dagar the other Indians looking to make a mark are Amandeep Drall, Vani Kapoor, Gaurika Bishnoi and Ridhima Dilawari, who have all shown a marked improvement in their performances.

Tvesa will play with Kim Metraux and Eleanor Givens, while Dagar plays with Cassandra Hall and Laura Gomez Riaz.

Gaurika Bishnoi is paired with Maria Herraez Galvez and Molly Lawrence, while Amandeep plays with Sophie Keech and Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso. Vani Kapoor starts her first round with Ana Pelaez and Emilie Alonso and Ridhima is paired with Lauren Taylor and Georgina Blackman.

Tvesa is searching for her first win after having finished second at Gant Ladies Open, while Diksha, winner of 2019 South African Open, was part of the winning team at Aramco Series London.

There will be plenty of local Spaniards looking to make the most of home comforts at the Estrella Damm Ladies Open.

A score of local golfers will want to follow in the footsteps of Carlota Ciganda, who lifted the trophy in 2019, and will face some of the biggest names in the sport including Emily Kristine Pedersen, who helped Team Europe defend the Solheim Cup earlier this month, as well as dominating the 2020 Race to Costa del Sol.

Spanish eyes will be on Ana Peláez and how she responds to the challenge this week, after dazzling last year at the Andalusia Costa del Sol Open as an amateur, before joining the professional ranks this year at the Aramco Team Series in Sotogrande.

The 13-year-old Nagore Martínez Salcedo comes into the tournament after finishing second in the highly prestigious Amundi Evian International Championship, having missed out on the victory by virtue of playoff in France.

There will be 20 Spanish stars to look out for when the action gets underway on Friday.

Published on September 30, 2021

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