Girls’s Indian Open 2023: Diksha Dagar finishes third, ‘Rookie’ Krauter cruises to five-shot win


Diksha Dagar completed a creditable third earlier than Aline Krauter added one other chapter to the story of a ‘rookie’ successful the 400,000 USD (Rs 3.33 crore) Hero Girls’s Indian Open golf title on the DLF Golf and Nation Membership in Gurugram on Sunday.

Commencing the ultimate spherical with a two-shot lead on Sunday, the 23-year-old German shot a 3rd successive spherical of four-under 68 for a successful tally 15-under 273 that gave her a five-stroke conquer Sweden’s Sara Kjellker.

Throughout the spherical the place Krauter by no means trailed, her lead shrunk to 1 after a bogey on the fourth gap and rose to a excessive of seven pictures between 14 and 16 holes. The eventual five-hole margin happened after Kjellker birdied the seventeenth gap and Krauter three-putted for a bogey on the ultimate gap.

Krauter’s maiden title on the Women European Tour earned her 60,000 USD (Rs 49.90 lakh) and a two-year exemption from qualifying for the Tour occasions. Kjeller collected 36,000 USD (Rs 29.94 lakh).

 Reflecting on the win, Krauter mentioned, “The primary win may be very particular and I used to be really speaking to the 2017 winner Camille (Chevalier) earlier this week and she or he mentioned, ‘Rookies appear to love this course. And he or she requested “Who’s going to be the rookie this week and I raised my hand. So right here I’m as a ‘rookie’ successful this occasion. We did speak about this earlier this week and it’s clearly tremendous particular that it occurred and it labored out this manner.”

Diksha could have fallen in need of working the eventual champion shut however rose within the LET Order of Benefit to the second spot after her seventh top-10 end of the yr,

Diksha began with a bogey however improved her possibilities of a powerful end with an eventful run between the fourth and the ninth holes. Throughout this journey, Diksha fired 5 birdies in opposition to a lone bogey to take the flip at a 33. Nevertheless, on the again 9, Diksha may solely handle a birdie and two bogeys for a 37. With Krauter wanting more and more regular 0in the leaders’ group, Diksha stayed within the tied second spot for someday earlier than falling again following her bogey on the 14th gap.

“I’m pleased with the best way I completed,” mentioned Diksha and continued, “I wish to keep within the current. I’m going to proceed my recreation and I’m going to look out and work on my weaknesses. I’m additionally trying to enhance my eating regimen and work on my expertise.”

Bengaluru-based newbie Avani Prashanth was the second-best Indian on view as she carded her week’s greatest card of 69 to share the fifth spot. Gaurika Bishnoi grew to become the third Indian within the top-10 following a 71 for the ninth spot.

Vani Kapoor, after two days of staying within the top-three, had one other free fall as she carded a 78 and shared the sixteenth spot with Amandeep Drall and two others.

Scores, with prize-money (Indians except said)

273 – Aline Krauter (Ger) (69, 68, 68, 68, $60,000); 278 – Sara Kjellker (Swe) (73, 66, 68, 71, $36,000); 280 – Diksha Dagar (67, 72, 71, 70, $24,000); 281 – Hannah Burke (Eng) (90, 70, 72, 69, $14,400); 282 – Sara Kouskova (Cze) ((72, 72, 73, 65, $12,400), Avani Prashanth (A) (71, 70, 72, 69); 283 – Gabriella Cowley (Eng) (72, 74, 67, 70, $11,200); 286 – Noora Komulainen (Fin) (77, 71. 69, 69, $9,800), Gaurika Bishnoi (72, 69, 74, 71, $9,800); 287 – Anne-Charlotte Mora (Fra) (73, 72, 68, 74, $9,200).

Different Indians: 290 – Amandeep Drall ((76, 74, 71, 69), Vani Kapoor (68, 70, 74, 78); 291 – Nishtha Madan (79, 70, 68, 74); 292 – Ridhima Dilawari (74, 71, 73, 74); 293 – Khushi Khanijau (73, 73, 74, 73); 295 – Neha Tripathi (75, 72, 75, 73), Vidhatri Urs (A) (70, 74, 73, 78).



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