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Diksha Dagar

Diksha Dagar AIG Women

Has twice represented India at the Summer Deaflympics, winning gold last year after also receiving a late invitation to compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo after the withdrawal of South African Paula Reto because of Covid protocols.

It made her the first golfer to have appeared in both events. Began wearing hearing aids aged six and picked up the sport a year later alongside her brother Yogesh, who is also profoundly hearing-impaired.

Was low amateur at the 2015 Indian Open on the Ladies European Tour and after turning professional in 2019 aged 18 almost immediately won the circuit’s Investec South African Open by one from four-time champion Lee-Anne Pace.

Plays at Muirfield thanks to a four under par 68 in Monday’s 18-hole qualifying tournament at North Berwick.