Kenya Ladies Open: Amandeep Drall 10th, Dagar 27th after tough first day

Olympian Diksha Dagar overcame an extremely rough start to finish with 75 and was placed T-27.

Amandeep, a multiple winner on the Hero Indian domestic Tour, who spent a lot of time on the LET Access series last year, was very steady through the day. (FILE PHOTO)   -  THE HINDU

Indian golfer Amandeep Drall carded a one-over 73 to be placed Tied-10th at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open, the opening event of the 2022 Ladies European Tour, here on Thursday.

The other Indian in the field, Olympian Diksha Dagar overcame an extremely rough start to finish with 75 and was placed T-27.

It was not an easy day for scoring but Swede Linnea Strom shot 4-under 68 and led the action on a day when only nine players shot par of better and just four players were under par.

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Emma Grechi of France was second with 70, while Amy Boulden of England and Julia Engstrom of Sweden shot 71 each.

Amandeep, a multiple winner on the Hero Indian domestic Tour, who spent a lot of time on the LET Access series last year, was very steady through the day.

She parred every hole on the front nine and the next three on the back nine. She dropped a shot on Par-4 13th but got that back with her only birdie of the day on 14th. A closing bogey left a bad taste but a 73 on a day like this was a fine start.

Diksha held herself together well with a birdie on the 11th and no more bogeys for a 75 that eventually placed her in a decent T-27th place.

Some well-known stars like Christine Wolf, Lee Ann Pace and Esther Henseleit were at 2-over 74 and T-15th.

Esther Henseleit had won the inaugural edition of the Magical Kenya Ladies Open back in 2019 and it was her maiden LET title.

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