Tvesa Malik finishes 65th at Ladies Scottish Open golf

The Indian golfer carded one-over 72 in her final round to finish with an aggregate score of 296 at the Renaissance Club.

By Naveen Peter

Indian golfer Tvesa Malik carded one-over 72 in her final round to finish Ladies Scottish Open in the 65th position on Sunday.

At the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland, the Indian youngster encountered an eventful front nine to finish with an aggregate score of 296 (71+74+79+72) in her first event post the COVID-19 break. 

Meanwhile, it was the experienced American Stacy Lewis who took home the title after emerging victorious following a closely fought final round that saw as many as four golfers head for a playoff.

Indian golfer Tvesa Malik finished 65th at the Ladies Scottish Open.

Out on the course with the opening pairing that included overnight leader Azahara Munoz of Spain, Tvesa Malik looked keen to make the most of the conditions and improve her position following a difficult round three.

Eventful start

And though she teed off with a bogey on the opener, birdies in the second, third and the fifth holes saw her gain some momentum.

But the Gurugram golfer barely took advantage from that good patch as bogeys in the sixth, eighth and the ninth holes saw her head into the final nine holes of the competition with a deficit.

Though her back nine was not as dramatic as the front, Tvesa Malik found it hard to get through some quality strokes as she headed to the clubhouse gaining four places from her overnight position.

Meanwhile, the day belonged to Rio Olympian Stacy Lewis, who pocketed her first title on the tour after becoming a mom.

Heading into the final day’s play a shot behind leader Azahara Munoz, the American brought out the guns to make her intentions clear on the front nine. 

But with a double bogey on the par-four 11th pegging her back, Stacy Lewis had to see out a tense play-off against Emily Pedersen, Cheyenne Knight and Azahara Munoz.

What next in Indian golf?

The trio of Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar and Tesva Malik will head for the season’s first Major at the AIG Women’s British Open at the Royal Troon Golf Club.

The British Open will be the first Major event on the women’s calendar that will see three Indians competing in the same edition.