New Delhi: Welsh golfer Becky Morgan will be back to defend her Hero Women’s Indian Open crown to be held at the Gary Player layout of the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram from October 3 to 6, it was announced here on Thursday.
The $ 500,000 prize purse tournament that began in 2007, became a part of the Ladies European Tour in 2009 and since then has grown in stature with each passing year. For the second consecutive year, the Hero Women’s Indian Open will be played over 72 holes in four days that will be telecast live globally.
The players’ entries for the tournament have begun pouring in and indications of a strong field once again are visible with Solheim Cup players, including the current captain, Catriona Matthew, in the fray. With plenty of time before the entry window closes, the field is likely to keep growing stronger.
Other leading international participants include Beth Allen and Becky Brewerton, both former LET Order of Merit winners. Other LET winners such as Meghan MacLaren, Marianne Skarpnord, Kanyalak Preedasuttijit, Astrid Vayson de Pradenne, Florentyna Parker and Linda Wessberg will also be in the fray.
The field will also include Indian stars from the domestic tour and the leading amateurs.