Aditi Ashok finishes second in Andalucia Open de Espana

A final round 70 helped Aditi finish the week at 12-under 276 in a tie for second. Anne Van Dam won the title with a one-stroke victory

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Aditi Ashok of India during the final round

01 December 2019: In a thrilling finish at the Aloha Golf Club, Anne Van Dam won the Open de Espana by a single stroke from Aditi Ashok and Nanna Koerstz Madsen. The Dutchwoman began the day three strokes back, but with Madsen sinking to a 74, Van Dam rose to victory on a final round 70. Aditi also made 70 with four birdies, all of them on the front nine.

Tvesa Malik finished the week in T32 with an even 72 on Sunday. Diksha Dagar was a further stroke behind in T39 at 3-over 291.

Aditi was under-par the whole week, shooting 70, 67, 69 and 70, including 21 birdies. The 156th ranked Indian recorded her first top-five finish this season, besides two other top tens, both on the Ladies European Tour. She will take home a cheque of €22,500 for her efforts this week.

Anne Van Dam wins Open de Espana
Anne Van Dam wins Open de Espana

Van Dam sealed her second victory of the season with a par putt on the final hole, adding to her victory at the Canberra Classic. Only this one was less expected.

“I did not expect that,” admitted Van Dam, who also won the Mediterranean Ladies Open and Open de España titles in 2018.

“That’s golf. It was a crazy day. If you would have told me at the beginning of the day that two under was enough to win, I would have said, okay, I’ll take it! It was a different day with harder conditions, a little bit of wind and it got really cold towards the end.”

Azahara Munoz, Olivia Cowan and Julia Engstrom finished in T4 at 9-under. Engstrom suffered a 75 in the final round after posting a rousing 64 in the third round.

Cheyenne Woods, Christina Kim and Marianne Skarpnord rounded off the top ten at 8-under.

Tvesa had a good round to cap off the week. She made a 72 containing a solitary birdie at the par-4 sixth hole. Diksha shot two birdies in her final round 73.