Diksha Dagar all set for maiden appearance at British Open

The Haryana golfer will be playing her second Major, after making a maiden appearance at the Evian Championships last week.

Diksha’s 2019 performances have ensured that she is currently ninth in the LET rankings and the Top-25 are exempt into the British Open.   -  Getty Images

Diksha Dagar will be the lone Indian in the fray at the 2019 AIG women’s British Open, this year’s fifth and final Major, which begins here on Thursday.

The Haryana golfer, who turns 19 in the second week of December, will be playing her second Major, after making a maiden appearance at the Evian Championships last week.

It was a tough Major debut for Diksha who missed the cut with rounds of 77-78.

“I think I played alright, but just did not score. Sometimes that happens in golf, but I enjoyed my maiden Major appearance,” said Diksha.

However, she is even more excited about the British Open.

Big step forward

“This is the major all of us love to follow, so to be able to play in that is indeed an honour. Winning the women’s South African Open was a big step forward and it has got me here,” said Diksha, who will once again have her father Col Naren Dagar as the caddie at the Woburn Golf Club.

“It has been raining and the course is soft. But it is a lovely course,” said Dagar.

Diksha’s 2019 performances have ensured that she is currently ninth in the LET rankings and the Top-25 are exempt into the British Open.