Dubai-based amateur Chiara Noja
Dubai-based amateur Chiara Noja Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai-based hotshot Chiara Noja will join some of the biggest names in golf at the Dubai Moonlight Classic presented by EGA later this month after the teenager received an invitation to the only night tournament in world golf.

The Englishwoman, who plays off a handicap of +7, was added to the list of invitees on the Ladies European Tour (LET) website over the weekend, joining the likes of double Solheim Cup winning captain Catriona Matthew, four-time Major winner Laura Davies and the Jutanugarn sisters on the Faldo course.

It will be second successive appearance for the amateur sensation, who posted rounds of 77, 86 and 73 at last year’s edition having moved to Dubai just a few weeks earlier.

Noja comes into this year’s tournament stronger than ever with a string of fine performances under her belt on the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS) — the official development tour to the LET.

The youngster made history at the Golf Flanders LETAS Trophy in the summer after rounds of 66, 70 and 73 saw her finish runner-up in Belgium to become the youngest player to place in second in the Tour’s history while also finishing as the highest amateur in the field.

Fans can catch Noja in action when the tournament returns from October 27-29 with entry free to all at Emirates Golf Club.