Christine wants another year with Hero Women’s Indian Open Trophy as Aditi looks to experience the winning feeling again
looking forward to it”, added Tvesa,
The 2017 champion Camille Chevalier, who spent a few years in the wilderness after the triumph here, revealed her game and mind were both in a better place now, while Meghan MacLaren revealed that this event had become ‘her favourite’.
“I went through a very interesting period after my win here in 2017, through which I learned a lot. I’m actually happy I went through this tough time because I’m now a much wiser person.”
“I worked a lot on my technique so that’s why I went through ups and downs. But now I’m starting to digest everything and also I’m back to playing the game because I was working on technique and I lost myself a little bit in there in technique. Now I am really playing with my strengths. I’m really enjoying the game”, she said.
Meghan, the sixth-ranked player on the Order of Merit, was happy to be back in India. She said,
“This has been an event I’ve loved ever since I first came in 2017. And I don’t know, just somewhere that has always fit my eye and is just very different to anything else we played; the people are so welcoming. I just think it’s one of my favourite events of the year and whenever I decided to come back and play the LET this year, this was one of the events that I kind of had circled as somewhere I wanted to be. So, it’s living up to expectations so far.”
Meghan, who is one of the players, who has often divided her time between playing in the US and Europe, also gave a big thumbs up to the camaraderie on the LET.
“It is about being closer to the people you care about and the people who care about you. In the US, it was often just hitting the balls on the range and playing. Here (in Europe) we finish the rounds and sit together, go out for dinner together.
One of the girls, who played on the Epson Tour (in the US) asked me if it was always like this (the camaraderie and going out and so on) and I said yes. I like that and am more comfortable with that.”
Four of the champions of the event that was first held in 2007, are back. The field also includes five champions from the current 2022 season and two from 2021. One of the last few events of the current season, it has also attracted eight of the Top-20 of the LET Order of Merit with the best being Johanna Gustavsson, who was part of the winning team at the Aramco Series – New York last week. The others from the Top-10 are Magdalena Simmermacher (5th), Meghan MacLaren (6th) and Ana Pelaez Trivino (7th).
Photo Caption (from left to right): Aditi Ashok, Meghan MacLaren, Tvesa Malik, Christine Wolf and Camille Chevalier with the Hero Women’s Indian Open trophy.