Gurgaon: Rookie golfer Caroline Hedwall has already won three titles this year and is currently placed third in the Henderson Money List, and the Swede is hoping to clinch her fourth trophy at the Hero Women's Indian Open this week and claim the second spot.

"It is one of those years where I didn't expect it to turn out in this way but it did. I played very good amateur golf and then won three titles in my rookie year, which is amazing," said Hedwall, who was part of the Solheim Cup winning team for Europe.

"I am satisfied with this year and I'm hoping to have two good weeks and take Mellisa down from the second place. It seems impossible to catch up with Ai (Miyazoto). So I am hoping to finish at least second," she added.

Currently placed third in the money list, the 22-year-old golfer will need to win Euros 130,000 that separates her from Japan's Ai Miyazoto who is leading the chart.

But she is just under Euros 46,000 behind Mellisa and a good finish and in Dubai can help her to topple her and finish second.

"Only two more events in India and Dubai are left but it has been a good season and I hope for the best," Hedwall said.

Hedwall will earn a 10-year exemption to play on the Ladies European Tour if she can finish second in the money list.

Asked how is the field at the Indian Open which starts on Friday, Hedwall said, "It is a very good field with Laura, Christina and others. I don't know much about the course as I came just on Monday. I played skill challenge today and I am going to play nine holes this afternoon."

Hedwell won Ladies Slovak Open, Finnair Masters and UNIQA Ladies Golf Open in Austria this year and the Swedish golfer said she has a good long game.

"I have a strong long game, I hit a lot of greens and then look to get the putts right," she said.

Asked if she has any specific plans for next year, Hedwall said she doesn't have any expectations.

"I didn't have expectations this year and that's very much what I am going to do next year as well, just try to go out there and have some fun," she said.

Asked about the status of golf in Sweden, Hedwall said, "We are a small country with probably only nine million people but we have a lot of interest in golf and have around 450 golf courses. I hope to become one of the best players of the world."

(Agencies)