The 17-year-old Bangalore girl Aditi Ashok , who had earlier won the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews in July this year, made history when she became the first from the country to win the Ladies British Amateur stroke play golf championship at the Moor town Golf Club, Leeds, Yorkshire, the UK on Saturday the 22nd August 2015.The Indian Golf Union’s ladies amateur order of merit, Aditi shot four days total of 11-under 285 (71,73,70,71). Getting into the final round with a four-stroke lead, the 12th grader from The Frank Anthony Public School, Bengaluru carded five birdies and four bogeys in halves of 37-34 and made one eagle on 16th on the final day.
Aditi has to her credit second spot in the 2015 European Women’s Amateur Championship and the overall title called ‘The Nicholls Trophy’ as well as the ‘Dinwiddie Trophy’ given for the lowest score by an U-18 player. She played consistently over all four days which was the key for her victory. Though she could have scored better on many holes, an 11-under finish, is highly appreciable. She became the youngest Ladies British Amateur Stroke Play Championship winner with this victory.
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.
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