Saturday , October 23 2021

Golf: Aditi Ashok ends 73rd in Portland

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File photo of Aditi Ashok.

India’s Aditi Ashok ended a disappointing week with a six-over 78 that saw her finish 73rd at the 2021 Cambia Portland Classic golf tournament here.

Playing her first event in the US since mid-July and after the Olympic Games, Aditi shot 77-72-78. She will now look to shake off this rust and get back to the form in the last leg of the LPGA season from here on. Meanwhile, Rolex Rankings No. 2 Jin Young Ko, starting for the first time in six weeks, dominated the field. She carded a bogey-free 69 in the third round, which was also the final round in the event shortened due to rain.

She won by four strokes over Jeongeun Lee and Su Oh.

Ko started with a one-stroke advantage over Gemma Dryburgh and as the latter fell back with a couple of bogey, Ko pulled ahead. Oh and Lee kept Ko in their sights, with Lee striking an eagle at No.18 to pull within three shots but a confident Ko drained a 23-foot putt at 18th to close the win.
Oh and Lee both earned the best finishes of their LPGA Tour careers with their tie for the second spot. 

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