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Dubai-based teenager Chiara Noja will have to give this week's ARAMCO Series event a miss due to a pulled rib joint. Image Credit: Supplied photo

Dubai: Dubai-based Chiara Noja (Germany) has been forced to withdraw from this week’s $1 million ARAMCO Team Series – London, to be held from June 16-18, 2022.

Speaking from the host venue at the Centurion Club, Chiara said: ‘‘I have pulled a rib joint. I will have to withdraw from this week and will rest and hopefully be fit and ready to compete on the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS) next week in Belgium. It is a shame, I was looking forward to this special week, having received a sponsor’s invite.’

Fellow Dubai based LET professional Kristyna Napoleaova (Czech Republic) is competing this week in the 108-player field, in Match 19, at 10.36 am along with her Team of Virginia Elena Carta (It) and Manon Gidali (Fr), which was determined at the Draft to be supplemented with an invited amateur to complete the Team of four.

This week’s London leg is the second of five $1 million Aramco Team Series tournaments on the LET calendar for 2022. It is famed for its unique format, in which three LET professionals play in teams with one amateur player.

It returns to Centurion Club with a new format from last year’s inaugural Series. For this season, the teams will compete over only 36 holes – the Thursday and Friday of the tournament – with $500,000 prize money being split between the lowest scoring fourballs.

Saturday’s final day of play will see only the lowest scoring 60 players and ties from the opening two days return to the course to battle it out for a share of another $500,000, this time in individual earnings.

Meanwhile, a heartening news for Chiara is that she has just received an invite for the LET event, the €300,000 Amundi German Masters, to be held June 30–July 3 at Golf and Country Club Seddiner See, Germany.