Indian girls finish 8th, 18th at Arizona Open

Nishtha Madan

Nishtha Madan

While their counterparts were playing the Ladies European Tour qualifier in Spain, Delhi’s Nishtha Madan & Bangalore’s Nikita Arjun were competing at the Arizona Open,  finishing a respectable 8th and 18th respectively at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Nishtha Madan, who has 4 wins to her credit so far on the Cactus Tour finished at 5 under par 211 over 3 days, 6 shots behind the winner at the event with 27 year old Nikita finishing on 1 over par 217. 

Nishtha formerly from Gurgaon graduated in Psychology from Sacramento State University, California, in May 2020 and turned professional the same month. In 2022 Nishtha plans to play the Symetra and All Pro Tours, which are the developmental tours for the LPGA.  She currently lives in Arizona, working with Patrick Wilkes-Krier as her swing coach. 

Nikita Arjun told India Golf Weekly. “Shot 2-under in my final round with 15 greens in regulation. I had been putting well all week, but it just wasn’t there on the final day, but I still got the job done to finish in the money. Next year I will be playing on the Women’s All Pro Tour and the Symetra Tour. I can’t wait till we’re back in season!”

Nikita currently lives in Arizona and trains under William Eldrenkamp at the Legacy Golf Resort in Arizona. She has been playing on the Cactus, Symetra, and Women’s All Pro Tour since turning pro in 2018.

Read our earlier story with Nikita here: Always On The Go – Nikita Arjun – Golf Digest India | Best Golf Magazine (

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