JEDDAH: Slovenian superstar Pia Babnik will once again tee it up in the Aramco Team Series at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, aiming to defend the individual title she won in 2021 after birdieing the 18th hole to win by one shot.
Babnik, 18, is one of the game’s brightest talents, having secured two career titles already and finished third in the Chevron Championship in April. She currently sits 65th in the world rankings and will be looking to go back-to-back in King Abdullah Economic City on Nov. 10-12.
The Slovenian will compete against the likes of Charley Hull, Georgia Hall, Bronte Law, Alison Lee and Suzann Pettersen for the individual title, as the Aramco Team Series returns to Jeddah for the conclusion of golf’s global series.
The 18-year-old will be joined by Olivia Cowan, Anne Van Dam, Annabel Dimmock and Marianne Skarpnord, among others, and November’s event will be the 32nd stop on the Ladies European Tour Race to Costa del Sol and fifth and final edition of the Aramco Team Series for 2022.
Babnik has been a stalwart of the various Aramco Team Series events since its inception and is also an ambassador for the tournament and believes it is doing incredible things for the continued growth of the female game.
She said: “These events are so fun to be a part of, and all the players love being involved in these tournament weeks. We get to travel to some really great places around the world and play some world-class golf courses, all while getting treated incredibly.
“The Aramco Team Series is providing life-changing prize funds to the Ladies European Tour and growing the game of golf both in Saudi Arabia and around the world. It is a pleasure to represent the tournament and be one of their ambassadors as the series continues to go from strength to strength.”