New Delhi: The Indian pro challenge at the DLF Women's Indian Open will be led by Simi Mehra and India's top Pro Irina Brar. About 10 Indian amateurs will also compete for the title from March 14-16. Eighty-five international players from 17 countries and youngsters like Kiran Matharu & Tanya Wadhwa lead the expat contingent. The focus is on promoting golf as a viable career option for Indian sportswomen even if they've just finished careers in other sports. The Indian Open also hopes to expose young Indian talent to international competition while generating more money for the circuit through sponsorship. While sponsors are not expecting any immediate benefits, they view this opportunity as a long-term investment. The Women's Golf Association is not content just by being on the Asian Tour. By 2008 they hope to make the Women's Indian Open a co-sanctioned event on the European Tour. And going by the success they have achieved so far, that might not be entirely impossible.
Topics : Golf