Aditi Ashok finishes 11th in Saudi Arabia


Kaec (Saudi Arabia), November 16

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok finished tied-11th in the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International tournament with a 1-over 73 in the final round.

Aditi’s final round included three bogeys on the back nine. She finished the week at 3-under 285.

However, her compatriots Tvesa Malik (75) and Diksha Dagar (76) had disappointing finishes as they were tied-64th and tied-65th respectively.

Aditi, who finished tied-6th a week earlier in Dubai, was well on way to another top-10 finish as she turned in 2-under 34 for the front nine with three birdies against oneĀ  bogey. But she dropped shots on the 12th, 15th and the 18th, which saw her slip out of the top-10.

Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen powered her way to victory and LET history with a dramatic birdie on the first play-off hole to win her second LET title of the season.

She edged aside Major winner Georgia Hall, after the pair were tied in regulation at 10-under par.

Trailing by three shots with five holes to play at the Royal Greens & Country Club, Pedersen refused to give up despite a roller coaster round, which had already included four birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey by the 12th.

On the 18th tee, Pedersen was behind Hall, and she decided to go for the tricky par-5 green in two with a three wood from 240 yards to try for an eagle and outright win. She made it to 12 feet from the pin but narrowly missed the closing eagle.

The birdie was enough to match Hall’s par and the two friends went for extra holes.

Hall was in the middle of the fairway while Pedersen was off. But an out of character shot into the water by Hall with a four-iron opened the door for Pedersen, who chipped to four feet from behind the bunker before rolling home for a winning birdie. PTI



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