Modest start for golfer Aditi Ashok
Indian golfer Aditi Ashok started off with a modest three-over 74 in the opening round to lie tied 72nd at The Ascendant LPGA. The Indian had just one birdie against four bogeys.
Aditi, starting on the back nine, had a rough ride from 14th to 18th with three bogeys and then had one more bogey on the second to go 4-over. Although, she did pull back a shot with a birdie on the sixth. She will now need a good second round to make the cut in the tournament.
Xiyu Lin of China holed a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th hole to card 6-under 65 and take a one-shot lead ahead of Atthaya Thitikul (66) and Lizette Salas (66).
Moreover, Atthaya Thitikul can claim the World No. 1 spot in the women’s world ranking with a win the ongoing week. Thitikul also won in Arkansas last week for her second LPGA title this season.
Thitikul is one of two players who has a chance to move to No. 1 ahead of Ko. The other is Nelly Korda, but she opened with a 75, just for the records.