Bangalore’s 17-year old Aditi Ashok becomes the first Indian to win Ladies British Amateur

Bangalore based, 17-year-old winner of  St Rule Trophy at St Andrews, July, 2015 and the one who finished second in the European Women’s Amateur Championship, 2015, Aditi Ashok has created history by becoming the first Indian girl to win the Ladies British Amateur stroke play golf championship at the Moortown Golf Club, Leeds, UK.

“The Indian Golf Union’s ladies amateur order of merit, Aditi shot four days total of 11-under 285 (71,73,70,71) at the par 74 Moortown Golf Club,” according to Time Of India.

Aditi has also won the overall title of ‘The Nicholls Trophy’ and the ‘Dinwiddy Trophy’  for the lowest score by an Under-18 player.

12 grade student of The Frank Anthony Public School, scored five birdies and four bogeys in halves of 37-34 and made one eagle on 16th on the final day.

Currently, Aditi ranks 52nd in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

“I played consistently over all four days which was the key for me. Though I could have scored better on many holes, I am pleased with an 11-under finish,” Aditi, told TOI.

The youngest Ladies British Amateur Stroke Play Championship winner has beaten 2015 Scottish Open Amateur Strokeplay winner Olivia Mehaffey of Ireland and in total has beaten 39 players from 30 countries.

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