Aditi Ashok cared a four-under 67. Inside the start round for a share of the moment spot. At the Kasumigaseki Country Club. Ahead of a few top names in women’s golf. Including the impressive protecting winner, Inbee Park.
Aditi Ashok got off to a brilliant beginning at the Olympic games. Then carding a four-under 67. At the beginning of the round for a share of the minute spot. On Wednesday at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. Aditi, 23, was set well ahead of a few big names in women’s golf. And counting the imposing defending winner, Inbee Park.
Also, she shared the position with World number 1 Nelly Korda. And it was one shot behind the leader. Madalene Sagstrom of Sweden, who shot 66.
“I think I played better than I expected today because I had a lot of hybrids into the greens, so I didn’t really expect to be like 5-under through 17,” Aditi said from PTI.
Aditi could have had a share of the lead. It had not for a bogey on the 18th hole. Whereas Sagstrom shot an intruder free five-under 66. Aditi had five birdies against one intruder which was on the closing gap.
India’s other participant in the field. Diksha Dagar (76) had a rough beginning in her lady Olympics as she had five bogeys. And no birdies to lie at the tied 56th spot. The 60-player field will play 18 holes each day. And there will be no cut, so all players get to play 72 gaps.
“But, I kind of holed some (good) putts and holed important par putts as well which kept the momentum. So, yeah, it was a good day,” Aditi Ashok said.
“Yeah, my mom, she’s caddying for me. Last time I had my dad on the bag, so the experience was just so incredible. I was like I want to have my mom next time and I made good on that promise,” Aditi Ashok also said.