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Defending champion Vandana Aggarwal will be conspicuous by her absence. Away at the United States, last year's winner may however be available for the other four events in the ladies amateur section. The South India will be followed by the Punjab Open (Oct. 28 to 31) at the Chandigarh Golf Course, the Northern India ( Nov. 18 to 21) Delhi Golf Club, the East India Challenge Cup ( Dec. 2 to 5) Tollygunje Club, Western India (Dec. 16 to 19) Bharat Petroleum Golf Course, West Bengal Challenge Cup ( Jan. 6 to 9) Royal Calcutta Golf Course, the Biloo Sethi ( Feb. 3 and 4) at Bangalore and the All India Championship ( Feb. 5 to 9) also at Bangalore. The All India played on a rotation basis returns to Bangalore after a gap of four years.
The South India ladies amateur Open assumes importance not only because it is the first of the tournaments for the ladies this year but also because the golfers collect points for their performance and these points help choose the four top ladies players who will represent the country in the Queen Sirikt Cup at Thailand and also the Indonesian Open and the Singapore Open.
Ladies in action in the A.V Thomas South India Open will include Shruthi Khanna (DGC), Mayali Talwar(DGC), Anjali Chopra (DGC) and Manavi Halwasiya (Kolkatta). Renuka Phillip, Rani Sonti and V.S Sita of the KGA will play in the Gold Division. The tournament is divided into three divisions based on the ladies' handicap. Gold Division is for ladies with a handicap of 0-12, silver division for handicappers 13 to 24 and Bronze 25 and above. There are 11 competitors from the juniors division, three from sub-juniors and one from seniors. One youngster 12 year old N. Sharmila will be watched keenly especially after her winning performance at the Madras Ladies Golf Club champioship at Chennai.
The break up of the entries is 22 entries in the gold division, 14 in silver and 2 in bronze. All competitors are eligible for a prize in the open category apart from their own divisions.
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