Golfer Aditi Ashok finishes T-13 at Dubai Moonlight Classic

Aditi Ashok, who finished fourth in the Olympics in Tokyo, shot rounds of 69-71 on the first two days of the Ladies European Tour event.

Aditi Ashok at the Dubai Moonlight Classic event. (Image: Twitter)
PUBLISHED: Oct 30, 20212 MINUTE READ

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok finished tied 13th after carding a final-round 69 at the Dubai Moonlight Classic. Aditi, who finished fourth in the Olympics in Tokyo, shot rounds of 69-71 on the first two days of the Ladies European Tour event. Tvesa Malik, who has had a fantastic season, matched her second round 71 for rounds of 70-71-71 and finished in the Top-20 at T-19th place. Diksha Dagar, one of only two Indians to have won a LET title, shot her best round of the week, a 70, after shooting 72-71 on the first two days. She was ranked T-24th. Aditi and Diksha each had five birdies to two bogeys, while Tvesa had five birdies to four bogeys.

Bronte Law of England claimed a one-shot victory with a final-round 8-under 64. At the end of the second round, 19 players were within six shots of the lead at the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. But it was Law’s round of the day that propelled her to the top of the leaderboard, and her eagle on the 16th gave her a winning total of 15-under-par.

On the final day of the shotgun start, the 2019 Solheim Cup winner began her round on the 18th hole but didn’t make her first birdie until the fifth. However, after back-to-back birdies, the English star settled in and rolled in four birdies in five holes before sinking her eagle putt on 16 to secure her first LET victory. Law’s first LET victory was made even sweeter by the fact that she was surrounded by friends with whom she had grown up playing.

After carding a final-round 4-under-par 68, overnight leader Maria Fassi finished second with a total of 14-under-par. The Tokyo 2020 Olympian got off to a sluggish start, but Law persevered. Esther Henseleit of Germany finished third, three shots behind the leader after rounds of 72, 66, and 66. Pajaree Anannarukarn and Lee-Anne Pace, both LET winners from the 2021 season, finished tied for fourth on 11-under-par with final rounds of 69 and 70, respectively.

ADITI ASHOK’S HISTORIC OLYMPICS PERFORMANCE

In what could have been one of the most historic moments for India, Aditi Ashok finished fourth in the women’s individual stroke play golf event. On the fourth and final day, Aditi Ashok gave the world leaders a tough fight. She finally managed to finish fourth. She could have won India’s first-ever Golf medal in the Olympics.

The game was intense and Aditi was seen wavering between the second and the third spot, finally slipping to the fourth spot after the game resumed. The game was suspended for a short while due to bad weather conditions. At the 17th hole, the game was stopped due to bad weather conditions. Aditi Ashok could have been the first-ever Indian to have won a medal in golf in this quadrennial event.



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