Women's Golf Association of India

(Professional Golf)

Diksha Dagar in action

Diksha lying tied sixth in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida, March 10: Diksha Dagar shot 2-under-70 in strong windy conditions to keep herself In the frame at the Aramco Team Series– Tampa. Dagar, third on the LET Order of Merit last season, is now 5-under for 36 holes and lying tied sixth, as she moved up from overnight T-16 at the Feather Sound Country Club.

India’s other challenger in the field, Pranavi Urs, who was tied-fifth after the first round, slipped down the leaderboard with a 2-over 74. Pranavi. Is now 2-under for 36 holes and T-22, down from T-5 after the first day.

Pranavi shot 67 on the first day and Diksha had a 69.

England’s Charley Hull climbed to the top of the leaderboard after back-to-back rounds of 68 (-4). She is now 8-under for two rounds.

Alexandra Fosterling (70) of Germany and Spaniard Carlota Ciganda (71) at 7-under are tied for second. Ana Pelaez Trivino of Spain (70-68) was fourth.

Diksha said, “I had a good round. I'm very satisfied with it. And I have dropped two silly shorts, which were inside handouts, but never mind. The last few holes were tougher because of the wind and I didn't lose grip.“

“It was a very strong wind, like having to play three club extra or having to keep the ball low. So it becomes challenging to decide what club to hit.”

“I'm happy with my position. For tomorrow my plan is just play after shot, because after shots count.”

Diksha started on the tenth and bogeyed the 11th, but birdies on 13th, 14th and 17th saw her turn in 2-under. She had a birdie on first but gave back that on the sixth, her 15th hole of the day.

Pranavi parred her first six holes and then had three bogeys between the seventh and 10th. She picked one birdie and closed with seven pars for a 74.

Team Roussin-Bouchard triumphed in the Team competition with a winning score of 28-under-par at the Aramco Team Series Presented by PIF – Tampa.

The quartet of Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Celine Herbin, Meghan MacLaren and amateur LuJain Omar Khalil were co-leaders after the first round. The quartet of Alice Hewson, Emma Spitz, Hayley Davis and amateur Barry Hyde produced a final round of -12 to finish in T2, alongside Team Hull. They were both on 27-under-par.

Team Law, of which Pranavi was a part, dropped to tied sixth after being a co-leader at the end of the first day.

Hull went bogey-free on day two rolling in birdies on holes one, nine, 11 and 17. Germany’s Alexandra Försterling and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda sit in a share of second place on the leaderboard on seven-under-par.

Two-time LET winner Försterling followed up her opening round of 67 (-5) with a 70 (-2) to put herself in contention for a third title. Defending champion Ciganda produced a round of 71 (-1) which included four birdies and three bogeys to give herself a great chance of retaining her title.

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Mr. Vittal Belandor, Secretary-BGC & Mr. D N Vasanth Kumar, Captain-BGC jointly handing over the winner's cheque and trophy to Anvitha Narender.