KAEC, Saudi, Nov 11: India’s Diksha Dagar, a member of the winning team at the Aramco Team Series – London is once again in the squad that leads at the final event of the Aramco Team series in Jeddah. Dagar, one of the only two Indians to have won a Ladies European Tour event, is in the team lead by Georgia Hall and Maha Haddioui and Yasir Al-Rumayyan.
Hall also holds a share of the lead in individual segment at 7-under, while Diksha is 4-under and Tied-8th.
Tvesa Malik, who leads the Team Malik, is trailing in T-32 in Team standings and T-42 in individuals.
Hall is contending on both fronts. From the morning starters it was the Major winner’s team which posted the best score with 19-under-par at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club. The quartet of Hall, Haddioui, Dagar and Al-Rumayyan produced a bogey-free day as a team making the turn in -11 before finding more birdies on the front nine to get to -19.
Hall herself sits top of the individual leaderboard with Germany’s Olivia Cowan after carding a bogey-free round of 65 (-7).
Dagar, who was part of the winning Team Cowan at the Aramco Team Series – London, explained, “It was a very good day, we started well, and we had very good teamwork with everyone contributing birdies. We definitely have a good chance [to win], especially if we continue playing good golf.”
Team Ciganda were the quartet who burst through in the afternoon with Carlota Ciganda, Harang Lee, Leticia Ras-Anderica and amateur Lee Seung Su combining for a total of 18-under-par.
Three teams are tied for third place two shots behind the leaders with Team Weaver, Team De Roey and Team Givens all on 17-under-par.
In the individual competition, Cowan is tied alongside Hall in first place after she also produced a flawless round of 65 (-7).
While captain Cowan led her team of Nobuhle Dlamini, Madelene Stavnar and amateur Loay Nazer to a combined score of 16-under-par to be in sixth place after round one.
Three players fired rounds of 67 to be five-under-par with 2021 Race to Costa del Sol champion Atthaya Thitikul sitting alongside Scotland’s Michele Thomson and Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist.