Diksha, Pranavi ready for Aramco Series after recent good results

Diksha Dagar. Photo LET

Tampa, Florida, US, March 7: Diksha Dagar and Pranavi Urs will be looking to build on the fine results achieved last fortnight, as they tee off at the Aramco Team Series – Tampa. Pranavi was T-5 and Diksha was T-9 at the last Ladies European Tour start in Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.

Diksha, third on the LET Order of Merit in 2023 and Pranavi, who came onto the Tour through LET Q-School, showed good form and a good start early in the season will be a big boost.

This is the first of the five Aramco Series events in the season, so both Indians will be keen to get in a good result, more so with a purse of $1million prize fund split across the team and individual events.

Diksha was T-19 at Magical Kenya Ladies Open and then missed the cut at the Aramco International in Saudi before finishing T-9 in Morocco. Pranavi was T-23 in Kenya but did not get into the Saudi event and was T-5 in Morocco.

Charley Hull and Lexi Thompson headline the field as the event kicks off at the 6529-yard, par-72  Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater.

The tournament has 84 players, including 39 LET champions, nine LPGA victors, and three Major titleholders.

The star golfer’s will also be competing in the tournament’s team component, where each group of four will be enhanced by the addition of an amateur player, all contributing to the team’s overall score.

Lexi Thompson and Hull apart, other big names include Megan Khang, Brittany Lincicome and Carlota Ciganda.

Ciganda, Spain’s Solheim Cup superstar, took it to the final hole to win the Aramco Team Series – Florida in 2023 and will be looking to replicate her performance from West Palm Beach to pip the competition to the individual for a second year running.

Aramco Team Series – Tampa is the fourth stop for the LET elite and Briton Bronte Law arrives as the most recent champion after a win at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.

Shannon Tan of Singapore, a competing amateur at last year’s Aramco Team Series Presented by PIF – Singapore, will be full of confidence after her first professional win at the LET’s first event of 2024, the Magical Kenya Ladies Open, which made her the first Singaporean to win on the LET.

One of three Major winners in the field this week is Sophia Popov, making her first professional golf appearance since the birth of her first child in June of 2023.

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