Golfer Aditi wins Ladies British Amateur stroke-play meet

Leeds, Aug 22 (IANS) Golfer Aditi Ashok gave further proof of her immense talent as she made history by becoming the first Indian to win the Ladies British Amateur stroke-play championship at the par-74 Moortown Golf Club here.

Bengaluru’s Aditi shot four-round total of 11-under 285 (71,73,70,71) as she cruised to a five-stroke victory on Friday.

The 17-year-old, who earlier won the St. Rule Trophy at St. Andrews in July and finished second in this year’s European Women’s Amateur Championship, also claimed the overall title, The Nicholls Trophy as well as the Dinwiddy Trophy given for the lowest score by an Under-18 player.

Getting into the final round with four-stroke lead, the 12th grader from The Frank Anthony Public School, Bengaluru carded five birdies, one eagle on the 16th hole against four bogeys on the final day.

Currently 52nd in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Aditi beat 39 players from around 30 countries including the 2015 Scottish Open Amateur Stroke-play winner Olivia Mehaffey of Ireland who took the second spot at six-under 290.

“I played consistently over all four rounds which was the key for me and though I could have scored better on many holes, I am pleased with an 11-under finish,” an overwhelmed Aditi said in a release after becoming the youngest Ladies British amateur stroke-play championship winner.

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