Park In-Bee wins first women`s golf gold medal in 116 years; Aditi Ashok finishes 41st

Aditi carded five-over 76 to end her campaign at the 41st spot in the women's golf event, which had nine of the world's Top-10 players.

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2016, 22:41 PM IST
Park In-Bee wins first women`s golf gold medal in 116 years; Aditi Ashok finishes 41st

New Delhi: South Korea`s Park In-Bee won the first women`s Olympic golf title in 116 years on Saturday, with a five-stroke victory over New Zealand`s Lydia Ko.

Park shot a five-under-par 66 to finish the tournament at 16-under. Ko ended at 11 under par to take silver while China`s Shanshan Feng finished a further stroke back to win bronze.

Indian teen sensation, Aditi Ashok, who started the competition on a rollicking fashion, could only finished 41st in a strong field.

She carded five-over 76 to end her campaign at the 41st spot in the women's golf event, which had nine of the world's Top-10 players.

Their presence made it as strong as any Major and ensured credibility for the sport, which made a re-appearance at the sporting extravaganza after 112 years.

For Aditi to hold her own on first two days when her cards of 68-68 kept her in the Top-8 of the field was indeed a big step for Indian golf at world stage.

After a brilliant first two days, Aditi was blown away by the wind on the third when she shot 79.

On the final day, the Indian admitted to hitting a couple of bad drives and missing some putts during her 76 and for the first time in four days, she had no birdies and just three bogeys and one double bogey.

The 18-year-old, who turned professional only six months ago, finished the week at seven-over 291.