Aditi Ashok

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Aditi Ashok
Aditi Ashok.jpg
Ashok in 2015
Personal information
Born (1998-03-29) 29 March 1998 (age 20)
Bangalore, India
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Nationality  India
Residence Bangalore, India
Career
Turned professional 2016
Current tour(s) Ladies European Tour
LPGA Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour 3
Other 2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T42: 2017
Women's PGA C'ship T29: 2017
U.S. Women's Open CUT: 2017
Women's British Open T22: 2018
Evian Championship CUT: 2017, 2018
Achievements and awards
LET Rookie of the Year 2016

Aditi Ashok (born 29 March 1998) is an Indian professional golfer who took part in the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]

Career[edit]

Aditi became the youngest and first Indian to win the Lalla Aicha Tour School and secured her Ladies European Tour card for the 2016 season.[2] This win also made her the youngest winner of a Q School for an international tour.[3] Aditi is the first and the only Indian golfer who played the Asian Youth Games (2013), Youth Olympic Games (2014), Asian Games (2014) and Olympic Games (2016).

Aditi won the 2016 Hero Women's Indian Open with a score of 3-under-par 213, and in the process became the first Indian to win a Ladies European Tour title.[4][5] She picked up a second win two weeks later at the Qatar Ladies Open and finished the season second on the Order of Merit. She won the Rookie of the Year award.[6] She also gained a LPGA Tour card for 2017 via the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

Personal life[edit]

Aditi was born on 29 March 1998 in Bangalore. She studied at The Frank Anthony Public School in Bangalore and graduated in 2016.[7] She started playing golf at the age of 5; her father Ashok Gudlamani is her caddie.[8][9]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2011 USHA Karnataka Junior, Southern India Junior, Faldo Series Asia - India, East India Tolly Ladies, All India Championship
  • 2012 USHA Delhi Ladies, USHA Army Championship, All India Junior
  • 2013 Asia Pacific Junior Championship
  • 2014 Eastern India Ladies Amateur, USHA IGU All India Ladies & Girls Championship
  • 2015 Army Ladies & Junior Championship, St Rule Trophy, Southern India Ladies & Junior Girls Championship, Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Thailand Amateur Open

Source:[10]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

Ladies European Tour wins (3)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

  • 2011 Hero Professional Tour Leg 1, Hero Professional Tour Leg 3 (both as an amateur)[10]

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anirban Lahiri, SSP Chawrasia, Aditi Ashok to fly Indian flag in golf at Rio Olympics". The Indian Express. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  2. ^ "India's Aditi Ashok becomes youngest ever LET Tour School winner". Sky Sports. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Aditi Ashok looking to qualify for Rio Olympics". Times of India. 26 December 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Aditi Ashok makes history by winning the Women's Indian Open". ESPN. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Aditi Ashok wins in Abu Dhabi for her third Ladies European Tour title". The Indian Express. 4 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Aditi Ashok named Rookie of the Year". Ladies European Tour. 10 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Meet Aditi Ashok, India's future in women's golf". The Hindu. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Olympics 2016: 5 Things To Know About Indian Golfer Aditi Ashok". Golf. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Know Your Indian Olympian: 10 things to know about Aditi Ashok". Yahoo News. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  10. ^ a b c "Aditi Ashok". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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