Indian golfer Aditi Ashok claims Singha Thailand Amateur title
Aditi Ashok clinched the Singha Thailand Amateur Championship after carding a one-over 73 to finish the tournament at two-under 286, five shots ahead of Australian Gennai Goodwin and Thailand's Chakansim Khamborn.
Bangkok: Aditi Ashok clinched the Singha Thailand Amateur Championship after carding a one-over 73 to finish the tournament at two-under 286, five shots ahead of Australian Gennai Goodwin and Thailand's Chakansim Khamborn.
Bengaluru's 17-year-old Aditi opened the final round with bogeys on 2nd and 3rd before firing birdie on 11th and then dropped another shot on 14th followed by a birdie on 16th to claim the title at the Par-72 Panya Indra Golf Club.
This is the third International victory in 2015 for the current leader of Indian Golf Union ladies order of merit after the St. Rule Trophy at St. Andrews in June and Ladies British Amateur Stroke Play Championship in England last month.
"It feels great to add one more title to the tally this year. I was under control throughout the tournament, which was the key for my victory this week. I was leading on all the days so I am happy that I kept it going to win," said Aditi.
Delhi's Seher Atwal and Bengaluru's Anisha Padukone finished 28th and 38th respectively.
In the men's category, India's Samarth Dwivedi finished sixth after shooting four-under 68 for the four days total of one-under 287. Samarth was nine shots behind the winner Blake Proverbs of Australia.
It was another tough day at office for Bengaluru's Jaibir Singh and Jaipur's Hemendra Choudhary as they ended the tournament at 43rd and 53rd respectively in a field of 128 players from 12 countries.