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Diksha begins with solid four-under card, lies 4th in Morocco

Press Trust of India  |  Rabat (Morocco) 

Young Indian golfer Diksha Dagar continued her fine form and opened with a solid four-under 69 to lie fourth at the Lalla Meryem Cup on the Ladies European Tour here Thursday.

Diksha, who had won at South Africa last month, had seven against three bogeys, including two in the last four.

The left-handed 19-year-old, only the second Indian to win a LET event, finished with a bogey after being five-under on the Par-73 course.

She trailed Line Boqvist by two shots. The Swede, Line, was six-under through 10 holes with Camilla Lennarth (Sweden) and Nuria Iturrios of Spain sharing the second place at five-under.

Diksha also found her form on the greens.

The youngster from New Delhi, who suffered a wrist injury on the eve of the event, said: "I was able to read the line correctly and make all the putts. In Morocco, it's easy for me to read the greens and I love these kind of greens."

Diksha birdied fourth, fifth and eighth on the front nine and dropped shots on sixth and ninth. On the back nine she birdied 12th, 14th, 15th and 18th and dropped a shot on 16th.

Among other Indians, Vani Kapoor was tied 31st at one-over, while Amandeep Drall was two-over through nine holes. Tvesa Malik had finished at three-over and Astha Madan was three-over through eight holes.

Camilla Lennarth and Nuria Iturrios wasted little time in getting to grips with the new greens on the Blue Course at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam as they posted a pair of five-under-par 68s.

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First Published: Thu, April 25 2019. 21:20 IST