Aditi Ashok scored an excellent 67 on Friday to escalate to fourth position in the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana Femenino at the Aloha Golf Club in Spain. Playing from the tenth tee, Aditi shot five birdies to end the day at 3-under 141. She is just three off the pace set by Azahara Munoz, who shot a decent 66.
Aditi made a birdie at the 11th hole before gaining strokes at the 15th and 16th holes. On her second nine, she made birdies at the first and eighth holes as she concluded the day’s play.
Aditi Ashok enters the weekend with a score of 3-under 141.
After Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu drew the bronze and silver lining on the Indian medal tally, it was time for Aditi Ashok to flex her muscles and strengthen the Indian Medal tally.
A consistent 68 in the opening two rounds at the Reserva de Marapendi Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, made medal hopes for Aditi high, as she was comfortably placed in the top 10.
The round 3 brought disaster for Aditi as she bogeyed a no. of holes and finished the day at 31st place. Aditi’s poor show continued in the last round. She finished at 41st place.
Aditi scored a total of 291 (68,68,79,76).
“My Facebook page and Twitter has been going off quite a lot. I’m happy that a lot of people who didn’t really watch golf are watching golf now (in India). It’s only going to get better from here.”, said Aditi.
South Korean Inbee Park clinched the gold with a total score of 16-under 268 (66-66-70-66), while New Zealand teenage sensation Lydia Ko scored 11-under 273 (69-70-65-69) for the silver. China’s Shanshan Feng, with a cumulative score of 274 (70-67-68-69), settled for the bronze.