Sharmila Nicollet is first Indian golfer to qualify for China LPGA Tour

Feb 11, 2018, 13:15 IST | PTI

Sharmila Nicollet has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for the China Ladies PGA Tour. The Bangalore-based golfer fought her way back in the last two rounds to earn a card for the Tour

Golfer Sharmila Nicollet
Golfer Sharmila Nicollet

Sharmila Nicollet has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for the China Ladies PGA Tour. The Bangalore-based golfer fought her way back in the last two rounds to earn a card for the Tour, which had Women's World rankings points also. Sharmila, who played on the Ladies European Tour before losing her full card, played her three rounds in the CLPGA Tour Qualifying School in 77-73-72 to finish in tied 21st and pick one of the 30 cards available in the 88-player field.

The course conditions were tough, but Sharmila, made it through. "I qualified for the CLPGA tour this week in tough conditions on a links course and great competition. It's a good tour apart from Ladies European Tour to get out of my comfort zone and test myself in all weather and course conditions, which I feel will make me a better player. She is planning to play in China, Australia besides domestic events like Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour in India. "Also it has world ranking points and I'm trying to work on getting them as much as I can on different tours because of the Olympics coming up. It has to be well planned. I am now looking forward to some LET events in Australia."

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