Aditi Ashok creates history, becomes first Indian female golfer to win Hero Women's Indian Open title

13 November 2016, 03:03 PM
Aditi Ashok - File Photo
Aditi Ashok - File Photo

Indian teen golf sensation Aditi Ashok brought about a landmark moment in Indian sports by winning the Hero Honda India Open on Sunday.

Her triumph at the Indian Open made her the the first Indian female golfer to ever to win marquee event at the European Tour.

Golfing sensation Aditi Ashok carded 3 under 69 on the second day to grab the sole lead in the Hero Women's Indian Open at the DLF Golf and Country Club on Saturday. In the process, she became the first Indian to lead the field going into the final round of the championship.

Aditi Ashok grew both in confidence and stature, taking the sole lead of the leaderboard after Round Two of the 10th Women’s Indian Open here on Saturday and staying on course to become the first Indian ever to win the marquee event.

The $400,000 event culminated on Sunday, and the home crowd will be rooting for Aditi to become the first Indian to win a Ladies European Tour event.

Aditi, who started her day tied in ninth position, had an indifferent front nine.

She carded a birdie on the second hole. However, a dropped shot on the sixth and a miss-hit into the water on the ninth, which resulted in a double bogey, added to her woes. But the 18-year-old stayed unfazed by the initial setbacks and fired five birdies in her back nine to finish with a total score of 141 after the second round.

She was tied for second position after the 17th hole, still needing a birdie on the final hole to take the lead.

First Published: Sunday, November 13, 2016 02:33 PM
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