Aditi Ashok finishes tied 13th at Gainbridge LPGA

Aditi Ashok finishes tied 13th at Gainbridge LPGA

Back to back roller coaster rounds dismissed Aditi Ashok’s hopes to finish her first start of the year inside the top-10.

Aditi, who started the event with a blistering 6-under 66 to lie third, had a decent run in the remaining rounds to end her run at the tied-13th place at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio.

The young Indian with rounds of (66,72,76,70) completed her campaign at a total score of 4-under 284.

Lydia Ko outlasted the competitors to win her seventeenth LPGA Tour title and took home $300,000 prize money event.

The world number three from New Zealand went into the last round with a two-shot lead, carded a 3-under 69 in the final round and with three birdies on the back nine, she claimed the victory by one stroke.

Lydia Ko

The 24-year-old Ko had a busy day on the course with Danielle Kang, as both players had neck-and-neck rounds, but on the 18th hole, Kang required a birdie to force a playoff but was unable to do so and lost the game.

The winner of the first LPGA event of 2022, Danielle Kang, posted 4-under 68 to finish just one shot back of the winner. Japanese golfer Yuka Saso was a further shot back at 12-under.

World No.1 Nelly Korda, who started as the pre-tournament favourite, ended her campaign at the tied-20th spot.