Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar
The Magical Kenya Ladies Open next week will herald the start of a new Ladies European Tour (LET) season. There will be as many as six Indian women in the field, led by Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar. The other Indians are Amandeep Drall, runner-up at the 2022 Hero Women’s Indian Open, Vani Kapoor, Seher Atwal and amateur Avani Prashanth, who has been given a special invitation to the event.
The event will also start the Race to Costa del Sol, which is the official LET ranking, offers a €250,000 bonus pool to the top three finishers. The Race begins in Kenya with the first of 30 LET tournaments spanning 21 countries in a record-breaking 2023 LET schedule and concludes with the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España in Spain in late November.
Linn Grant was crowned winner of the third edition of the Race to Costa del Sol following in the footsteps of Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul and Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen. In her rookie season on Tour, the 23-year-old clinched four titles and only finished outside the top 10 in individual events on four occasions.
The Swedish star was pushed all the way by her good friend and compatriot Maja Stark with the title being decided at the LET season finale in Spain, but it was Grant who came out on top and clinched the title accumulating 3,624.91 points from 17 events and winning by a margin of 209.77 points.