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Hero Women’s Indian Open 2023: Top 10 Power Rankings at the Gary Player-Designed DLF Golf and Country Club

Published 10/18/2023, 6:40 AM EDT

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The top LET players are headed to India for the 26th event of the calendar year. Teeing off on October 20, the 15th edition of the Hero Women’s Indian Open comes at the tail end of the season.

The players have gotten a taste of the competition with the Hero Skills Challenge. But before the main event commences, let’s dive deep into who the top contenders are in the $4,000,000 event.

Players you should watch out for at the Hero Women’s Indian Open

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Johanna Gustavsson

Gustavsson will hope to ride on the strong wind of her recent win at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France. Currently in the second position on the season-long standings chart, the Swedish golfer is a top contender for the top spot on the Race to Costa del Sol, and a win this week will certainly be something she’ll look to grab for it.

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Diksha Dagar

The home player will seek to emulate the feat of Aditi Ashok by becoming the only second domestic winner of the LET event. Dagger is having her career-best season this year, winning the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open in June. The 22-year-old is also undoubtedly looking to dethrone Celine Boutier from the top of the Race to Costa del Sol standings with a win in India.

Christine Wolf

The Austrian golfer was the winner of the 2019 Hero Women’s Indian Open. Wolf is known for her precision shots, and these will undoubtedly help her while playing on the Gary Player-designed course this week.

Trichat Cheenglab

Cheenglab came a close second to Dagar in the Czech Ladies’ Open before winning the maiden LET title at the Big Green Open last month. Cheenglab also leads the 2023 Rookie of the Year standings with 1,448.22 points.

Smilla Tarning Soenderby

The Danish golfer won the KPMG Women’s Irish Open last month. Thanks to her stupendous form, world no. 184 is a strong contender for the LET title this week, having won her maiden title just last month.

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Nuria Iturrioz

After winning her maiden title of the season in her home country, the 27-year-old Spanish golfer will now be looking for her second win in Delhi. Given her form and hot streak, the hope is certainly not too far-fetched either, and the fact that she hit the ‘Hero Bike’ twice in the Hero Skill Challenge ahead of the tournament only helps her chances!

Carmen Alonso

The Spaniard won the Ladies Open at Pickala Resort earlier this year. The 39-year-old LET star has bagged four top-ten finishes this year, finishing in sixth place in the Amundi German Masters.

Meghan MacLaren

MacLaren grabbed the third spot in the recently concluded Lacoste Ladies Open de France after finishing in the seventh position at the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open.

Amandeep Drall

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Last year’s runner-up, Drall, will be competing once more at the event. She is an immediate fan favorite and will hope to turn her home turf advantage in her favor this year.

Vani Kapoor

New Delhi-born Kapoor is another Indian golfer who will look forward to becoming the second home winner at the 15th Hero Indian Women’s Open. Her familiarity with the 7,684-yard turf is also sure to help her along the way.

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Who do you think has the biggest advantage coming to Indian soil to grab the $4,000,000 LET event?

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Parnab Bhattacharya

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