Aditi Ashok finally found some rhythm in her game this week as she shot four-under 68 and leaped up to Tied-22nd for her best finish in a Major at the Ricoh Women’s British Open on Sunday.
The Bangalore girl shot a bogey-free 68 that included a hat-trick of birdies from sixth to eighth and a fourth one on 16th. Her earlier rounds were 72, 72 and 73 and she totaled 3-under 285.
Aditi’s previous best at a Major was T-29 at the 2017 Women’s PGA Championships. She has made cuts in ANA Inspiration with a best of T-42, while she has not made cuts at the US Women’s Open and Evian Championships.
England’s Georgia Hall with her father on the bag made history on Sunday. Hall carded a final round 5-under par, 67 to win the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes for her first victory on the LPGA Tour. With her win, she becomes the fourth Englishwoman to win the Championship and first since Karen Stupples in 2004.
The 2018 LPGA Tour rookie finished the week at 17-under par, two strokes ahead of 36 and 54-hole leader Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand. So Yeon Ryu finished solo third at 13-under par with a final round 2-under par, 70.
Hall’s victory, with her father Wayne on the bag, comes one year after she finished T3 at the 2017 Ricoh Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns. Hall made two bogeys the entire week and didn’t drop a single shot on Sunday as she kept pace with Phatlum, who recorded a 2-under par, 70. The runner-up finish is a career best for the Thai.
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V Krishnaswamy is India's most widely travelled journalist. He has covered more than 20 Majors, Presidents Cup, EurAsia Cup and more than 120 international golf tournaments around the world. He has also covered seven Olympic Games, 8 Asian Games and 6 Commonwealth Games besides numerous World Championships in various sports.