Aditi Ashok golf: The Indian athlete finished her round two outings at the Tokyo Olympics while retaining her position among the top golfers on August 5 with a total of 133 (-9) at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Here is a look at her journey from Bangalore to Tokyo.
Ashok who made her Olympic debut at the Rio Olympics in 2016, qualified for Tokyo Games in 45th place.
On finishing at 67 in her first round at the Olympics 2020, Ashok took to her Twitter to celebrate the same. She wrote, “Really happy with a first-round 67.”
— Aditi Ashok (@aditigolf) August 4, 2021
The 23-year-old athlete often takes to her official Instagram account to share moments from Tokyo and her achievements as a golfer. Her account holds more than 13,000 followers currently.
Aditi Ashok Golf Champion: Her Journey
The Olympic bound athlete started playing golf right from the age of five. Born in the city of Bangalore, Ashok studied at the Frank Anthony Public School and graduated in the year 2016.
When she first expressed interest in golf to her father, there were only three golf courses in the city. However, her father Ashok Gudlamani took her to the Karnataka Golf Association driving range. Ashok’s father is now her caddie.
In the year 2016, Ashok won the Lalla Aicha Tour School and became the youngest, first Indian to do so. After her win, she secured the Ladies European Tour card for the 2016 season.
In the year 2017, Ashok won another title of being the first LPGA player from India having finished eighth in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings.
Among her many firsts, Ashok was also the first Indian to win a Ladies European Tour title in the 2016 Hero Women’s Indian Open with a score of 3-under-par 213. Following her subsequent victories, Ashok made her way to headlines.
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