Golfer Aditi Ashok on Sunday 13th November 2016 made history. Here are the highlights of one of the best Golf wins India has seen.
Sole Lead In The Hero Golf Women’s Open
With the score of 3 under 69 on the second day, Aditi was the sole lead to attain her position in the Hero Women’s Open. This process put her in the leading position of first Indian to enter the final round of the Championships. At the DLF Open and Country Club, Aditi defeated champions Emily Pederson, Christine Wolf and Belen Mozo, who scored identical totals of 143 and secured the second position.
The final championship was on Sunday, 13th November 2016, where our outstanding champion Aditi Ashok was ready to play with avid exuberance.
It was Aditi’s home town Gurgaon, and the crowd was consistently cheering our lead Indian Champion. Aditi started her day tied in the ninth position. Very soon, she cleared the second hole, but unfortunately dropped shot on the sixth and miss-hit into the water on the ninth hole. But this wasn’t the moment of low spirits for her. This 18-year-old fired back to back five birdies and finished her second round with a total score of 141. These shots offered her a second position after the 17th hole. Aditi with her brilliant shot for the 18th hole landed three feet from the spin and finally holed the ball comfortably. Someone said it well that, “Practise makes a man perfect,”this proverb proved true at this shot. Winning a championship and holding the trophy in your hometown is the best moment for any sports person.
Aditi is the first Indian to win this title of Hero Women’s Indian Open with the total score of three-under 213 and won a prize of USD 60,000. The four positions following Aditi are heald by Britanny Lincicome, Belen Mozo, KanphanitnanMuangkhumsakul and Florentyna Parker. Post winning the championship, Aditi shared her victory moment saying, “It feels good to win the championship, I was playing good all year, I had four top 10 finishes. I had a good front nine but made a few mistakes on the back nine, but overall it was a good week. As far as the Rookie of the Year goes, I still have a couple of weeks of golf tournaments coming up, I shall be playing in Qatar and Dubai. So I am hoping to put up a good show there to have the Rookie of the Year award too under my belt.”
History Scripted By Victory
This is not just a victory for young golfer Aditi Ashok, instead this is a proud moment to celebrate India’s name on the pages of golf. India is gradually making its name in sports like Kabaddi, Cricket and Badminton. India also recently won the 2016 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy and Cricket Test Series against New Zealand. Our country is rising and carving its name in the sports field.
Let’s come together and celebrate the moment. Three cheers for our winning golfer Aditi, her coach and India. Many more victories are on the way for a sporting nation. So what say India, let’s become one?