Aditi Ashok starts with a modest 73, lies tied-39 at Women's PGA Championship
Aditi Ashok got off to a steady start as she posted an even-par 73 in the first round of the Women's PGA Championship to lie at a tied-39th position on Thursday.
Aditi, who recently made the `cut for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, smashed three birdies and three bogeys in her modest round of 73 to stay inside top-40 after the end of day one at the prestigious LPGA event.
The only Indian holding a card to play at LPGA, Aditi Ashok has made six cuts in seven events she played this year on the LPGA Tour. Her best finish was a tie for 23rd at the LPGA Drive on Championship in March.
The American golfer, Lizette Salas, carded a flawless five-under 67 to grab the solo lead on the first of the LPGA’s $4,300,000 prize money event.
She hit birdies on the fourth, fifth, twelfth, seventeenth, and eighteenth holes to settle at the top position after the 18 holes game at the Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Georgia.
Charley Hull of England was one shot back off the lead after carding a solid four-under with the help of three in the last six holes.
LPGA's last event winner, Nelly Korda, was tied for tenth place after carding a two-under-par 70.