“It was financially tough to come back to India and then go back, so I kept my base there (in Europe). Travelling on my own has helped me become a better person,” said Nicollet.
After reigning supreme on India's domestic tour, Nicollet, by her admission, “took a lot of beating” in her first season on the Ladies European Tour (LET).
Tough outings“After being a big fish in a small tank (in India), it was humbling,” says the 22-year-old, who missed the cut in all but two of the 15 tournaments she entered.“It took me a while to get used to the weather and tough course conditions,” admitted Nicollet, whose year took a turn for the worse after she injured her wrist and ankle.
But now she's fit — and raring to retain her playing privileges for next season. “I’m here to win it (Women’s Indian Open). If I do, my card is safe.”Of course, that's easier said than done, especially since she is down 138th on the Merit List. But there is a Plan ‘B’.“I'll play in Asia and go to Europe on invites. But the dream is to win (abroad). I'm not under any illusion - the going won't be easy. But you have to aim for the stars.”