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Women's Indian Open from November 9-12

52   //    05 Oct 2017, 18:58 IST

New Delhi, Oct 5 (PTI) The 2017 edition of the Hero Women’s Indian Open will tee-off at the DLF Golf and Country Club from November 9–12, it was announced today.

The USD 400,000 event, now in its 11th year, will field previous champions and Order of Merit winners, who will battle for top honours.

Headlining the field will be the likes of Aditi Ashok (defending champion), Emily Kristine Pedersen (2015 winner), Beth Allen (winner, LET Order of Merit 2016) and Belen Mozo (2016 runner-up).

The flagship event, co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI) will also feature World No. 21 Carlota Ciganda from Spain, who will be the top-ranked player in the field.

Commenting on Hero’s association with the Indian Open for the eighth consecutive year, Pawan Munjal, Hero MotoCorp Chairman and MD, said "Hero MotoCorp has remained committed to the development of women’s golf in India and it gives us great pleasure to see our young golfers perform on the world stage."

Also in action will be Emily Pedersen, currently ranked 23 on the LET OOM with total career earnings of € 3,41,848.39 in seven appearances.

The winner of the Indian Open 2015, Emily has competed in 16 LET tournaments and secured 6 top-15 finishes on the way to finishing the season in the seventh position on the LET order of merit in 2016.

India's Aditi Ashok will start as a firm favourite this year. After winning the Indian Open, she went on to claim the Qatar Ladies Open.

Another player who will be keen to make a mark will be Vani Kapoor. She will be playing on her home turf alongside a strong Indian contingent, which includes Gaurika Bishnoi, Amandeep Drall, and Neha Tripathi

Press Trust of India (PTI) is a news agency in India
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