Aditi Ashok finishes tied-6th at Pelican Women’s Championship, Nelly Korda wins seventh LPGA title

Aditi Ashok finishes tied-6th at Pelican Women's Championship, Nelly Korda wins seventh LPGA title

Aditi Ashok fired a solid 4-under 66 in the final round to finish her Pelican Women’s campaign at a creditable tied-9th position on Sunday.

Aditi, who finished last week’s Ladies European Tour’s event at the tied-13th position, once again proved her mettle on the international Tour and ended her campaign at the tied-6th spot.

The young Indian golfer signed off the tournament with a total of 13-under 267 at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida.

Nelly Korda won the prestigious Pelican Women's Championship after defeating Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko, and Sei Young Kim on the first extra playoff hole.

Nelly Korda
Nelly Korda

The 23-year-old Olympic gold medallist Nelly Korda played superbly throughout the tournament and was leading by two shots till 16th hole on the final day but made a blunder on the 17th hole and shot a triple bogey at par-4 17th, allowing her competitor Lexi Thompson to grab two-stroke lead.

But Thompson squandered the opportunity and bogeyed the final hole to join Lydia Ko, Sei Young Kim, and Nelly Korda in the playoff.

Korda then birdied the first extra hole to secure her seventh Ladies Professional Tour title at the $1,750,000 prize money event.

Brooke M Henderson of Canada also made her presence felt in the last round with a score of 65 to finish solo at 14-under 266.

Posted on: 2021 Nov 16 Tue
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