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Aditi sets new records, becomes India’s first golfer to contest all 5 majors on LPGA Tour in one season

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Posted by Admin 18 Sep 2017

You have to give it to this adept golfer who has encouraged every young Indian to not shy away from breaking the mould and setting new trends to transform the world. 19-year-old Aditi Ashok’s rise as a dominant force in the international Golf landscape has been meteoric.

 

Aditi Ashok

                         

                                    Aditi’s career as a young Indian professional golfer has been dotted with milestones

 

This time, Aditi scripted an exclusive piece of history by becoming became the first player from India to contest all five majors on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour in one season.

 

By participating in the Evian Championships in France, the young talent set new records by becoming the only Indian golfer to compete in the five annual major championships on the elite circuit. However, Aditi carded a disappointing six-over 77 to crash out of the weather-hit Evian Championships, the fifth and final Major for women, here.

 

Aditi had an extremely rough outing to register her first one-over 72. In the second round, Aditi had four bogeys and a double in conditions that have been tough through the week and the event reduced to 54 holes.

 

 

A career dotted with milestones

 

Aditi Ashok

 

                                             Aditi has been relentless in her pursuit to make it big in the Golf circuit

 

Aditi’s career as a young Indian professional golfer has been dotted with milestones.

 

The 19-year-old golfer created ripples as she finished tied-8th at the Marathon Classic at Sylvania, Ohio, marking her first top ten finish on the LPGA tour.

 

Ashok came into the spotlight with a stupendous performance at the Rio Olympics last year, where she came quite close to winning a medal. Interestingly, she is also the first and only Indian golfer to have played at the Asian Youth Games, Youth Olympic Games and Asian Games.

 

If Aditi’s performance in the golfing circuit continues as such, she definitely has headroom to increase in the days to come.

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