Professional golfer Aditi Ashok ranked 50th position in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in the third round of the Lotte Championship.
Aditi’s total of 8-under 208 placed her at 50 on the LPGA. She scored one bogey then four birdies and then a bogey again. A birdie is a golf term when the player scores one stroke less than the declared par for any hole. Bogey is a golf term that means the golfer made a score of 1-over par on a hole.
The 23-year-old golfer Aditi Ashok became the youngest and first Indian to win the Lalla Aicha Tour School. Aditi is also the first and only Indian golf player to play the Asian Youth Games, Youth Olympic Games, Asian Games, and Olympic Games. She began playing golf at the age of 5, and her father Ashok Gudlamani is her caddie.
When Aditi was 18, she qualified for the women’s golf at Rio Olympics 2016. Her qualifying rank for the Olympics was 57 out of 60 players, and she finished 16 ranks above her rank at 46 out of 60. She became the first Indian to win a Ladies European Tour title after she won the Hero Women’s Indian Open in 2016. Two weeks later she secured another win at the Qatar Ladies Open and won the Rookie of the Year award.
In 2017, Aditi Ashok gained an LPGA Tour card via the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. She became the first LPGA player from India and finished eighth in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings. In 2019, she played 13 of the 22 LPGA Tour events and had the best season finish of T13 at CP Women’s Open.
Aditi along with Tvesa Malik, Diksha Dagar, Astha Madan were the four Indian golfers that presented their challenge at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International golf tournament in 2020.
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