Indian professional golfer Aditi Ashok notched up a career-best result on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour to finish tied-2 with Chinese Xiyu Lin at 9-under.
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After seven years on the LPGA Tour, Aditi Ashok finally found her way into the playoffs. She finished runner-up for the first time. While Australian golfer Hannah Green emerged victorious on Sunday.
A three-person playoff took place at Wilshire Country Club to determine the winner where Aditi Ashok and Lin, chasing a first win on the LPGA Tour, went to extra holes with Green, a two-time winner, and major champion. The trio returned on the par-3 18th hole, a hole that each birdied in regulation to force a playoff. Aditi was out on the first extra hole when she failed to make a birdie to tie with Lin and Green. They comfortably advanced to the second playoff hole and made a comeback at the 18th tee.
On the second trip of par 3, Lin’s tee shot caught the greenside bunker to the right of the green. She fired her second shot from the sand just below the hole. While Green made a par for her third career win. Two-putts and first win since 2019 on the LPGA Tour. The 25-year-old Indian started brilliantly and carded a bogey-free 5-under in his penultimate round of the event. Her best statistical round came the next day. She carded a 1-under 70 to take the 36-hole lead and make the first cut for 2023.
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Aditi hit 252.5 yards from the tee, didn’t miss a fairway. She needed just 27 putts to get through at Wilshire Country Club. Her hot streak cooled off on Saturday, but was quickly back on track on Sunday. She shot 4-under, carded five birdies, and had a bogey on 17, finishing at 9-under overall. Her final scorecard also served as her ticket to a playoff with Hannah Green and Xiyu Lin. She was birdied on the first hole after making par in there.
While Aditi made her first splash on the LPGA Tour this season, she has been making waves across the pond for a long time. With her win at the magical Kenya Ladies Open in February, the Indian notched up her first LET win in five years and now leads the race at the Costa del Sol.