Golfer Aditi Ashok: India’s Aditi Ashok got off to a modest start at the Hugel Air Premia LA Open on the LPGA with a one-under 141 and Tied-40th after 36 holes. The 23-year-old looked set for a much better game and carded even-par 71 to make the cut on the LPGA for the sixth successive time.
She is the only golfer from her country with current playing rights on the world’s biggest Tour for ladies.
Bengaluru-based Ashok was once again accurate both in terms of finding fairways and reaching the greens as compared to the first day. However, some good work on the greens with just 30 putts for the round, gave her a decent score of 71 on Friday.
For the 23-year-old this is the sixth successive cut for Ashok this year, but she has not been able to make any significant headway and her best has been tied 23 at LPGA Drive On Championships last month.
At the Lotte Championship golf tournament last week, Ashok closed the game with a round of ever-par 72 and finished a disappointing tied 57tt. The young golfer finished with a total of eight-under 280 while Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko cruised to a seven-shot victory and won her first title in three years. She missed the cut with rounds of 78- 68 on the LPGA tour.
Ashok was only 18 when she won the Hero Women’s Indian Open in 2016. She was also the only Indian woman golfer who played at the Rio Olympics 2016. The three-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, said, “The pandemic was hard for me because golf is an outdoor sport and there is only so much you can do indoors. It took some time to get back into the groove but I’m happy with where my game is trending right now,” Hindustan Times reported.
Ashok, she is the only Indian golfer to have played in the Asian Youth Games, Youth Olympic Games and Asian Games. She was conferred with the Arjuna Award last year.
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