Meet Diksha Dagar, a hearing-impaired golfer who won her first expert identify at 18


In her first 12 months at the expert circuit and handiest on her fourth begin in the famed Ladies European Tour, Diksha Dagar became simply the second Indian lady golfer to win a title on Saturday. The upcoming Indian golfer clinched the South African Open, scripting an remarkable one-shot victory over 3-time champion Lee Anne Pace with a bogey-loose final round in Cape Town. “I simply went out nowadays looking to play my ordinary recreation,” Dagar, who’s listening to-impaired, instructed Ladies European Tour Tour internet site. The teenager from Rohtak plays with a cochlear implant that facilitates her to hear at close-to-normal tiers. The 18-yr-old Dagar became trailing by using shots heading into the final spherical, however pipped the a great deal-skilled Pace with a three-underneath final round. She follows Aditi Ashok who became the primary Indian to win on the LET in 2016. Aditi introduced two extra LET wins and now performs at the LPGA. “I surely didn’t expect to win, however it happened and I am very satisfied. I got lucky breaks closer to the quit, with an extended birdie putt on 15 after which the chip-in on 16. Normally I might just try to chip it near and make the par putt, however this time I had a feeling I may want to do it and it went in,” she brought.


Diksha additionally has goals of having to the LPGA, which on cutting-edge form seems a robust opportunity. Dagar additionally played on the Women’s Hero Indian Open as an novice and made the cut.

The triumphing moment for Dagar turned into all greater the unique as she had her father proper next to her and the 2 broke out in party. Narinder Dagar, who served in the Army, changed into at the bag for his daughter. He helped her address the trauma of getting hearing problems and she or he has been carrying hearing aids for the reason that age of six. A left-hander, Diksha is well-known for brand of aggressive and fearless golfing. Her brother, Yogesh, who’s also listening to impaired, plays golf and has been playing in age-organization occasions.