Tipsport Golf Masters: Aditi Ashok impresses with a 68 to tie in 31st

Aditi Ashok fired five birdies on Sunday for a solid 68 to end the week at Golf Park Pilsen

Aditi Ashok is showing increasing comfort in dealing with the rigours of the Ladies European Tour

Anand Datla

June 19, 2016: Aditi Ashok continued her steady march up the pecking order on the Ladies European Tour. The 18 year old Indian ended the week in Pilsen with a fine 68. She finished in a tie for 31st among the European elite with an overall total of three under 210. Nanna Koerstz Madsen was rewarded for a consistent week. The 21 year old Dane scored her maiden LET victory after posting a second straight 65, for a five shot victory over Pamela Pretswell and Stacey Keating.

After staying even through the first two rounds, Aditi upped the ante in the final round. The young Indian played some aggressive golf, firing five birdies, including three in a row on the back nine for a solid finish to the week.

Aditi played solid through the final round and despite bogeys at the second and eighteenth holes, there was never any hesitation from her to go for the targets. She made birdies at the 7th and 10th holes, before adding three in a row from the 14th hole.

Aditi needed an average of 2.87 strokes on the par-3s in Pilsen and 4.50 on the par-5s. She gave it back to the course on the par-4s – where she averaged 4.18 through the week.

Aditi also bettered her lowest effort on the LET with this effort in the Czech city. Her earlier best on the European circuit was a 69, which came in the Hero Women’s Indian Open in 2012. She was all of 14 at the time.

Aditi earned €2315.62 for her result this week, but she is nearly €60,000 behind the rookie of the year leader Nurio Itturios, who scored a remarkable victory in the Lalla Meryem Cup.

Having played four events thus far, since turning pro in January this year, Aditi has collected €14,224.77 in prize money. She is currently lying 39th on the LET Order of Merit.

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