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Aditi Ashok records career-best finish on LPGA tour

June 26, 2017 18:51 IST

Aditi Ashok

IMAGE: Aditi Ashok in action. Photograph: Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Leading Indian golfer Aditi Ashok secured a career-best tied 25th finish in LPGA's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in Arkansas.

Aditi totalled eight-under 208 with rounds of 70, 64 and 71.

It was a highly eventful round for 19 year-old Aditi as she went all out, registering five birdies, three bogeys and a crippling double bogey.

At one stage it was 10-under and within a shout of a top-10 finish. But a double bogey on par-4 12th and a bogey on par-13th dampened her challenge, even though she did manage a closing birdie on the 18th.

At

the top So Yeon Ryu, the world's third ranked player, captured her fifth career win on the LPGA. With her victory, Ryu ascends to No. 1 in the rankings for the first time in her career.

Ryu’s victory made a statement as she put on a record-setting performance in Arkansas. She set the new tournament record with a 10-under par, 61 on Saturday, which resulted in a new 36-hole record at 16-under par.

Ryu posted a final round 69 to finish the week at 18-under par, which sets a new tournament record previously set in 2016 by Lydia Ko, who finished at 17-under par.

Ryu becomes the first two-time winner of 2017 with her victory at this event.

Amy Yang and Moriya Jutanugarn finished tied-2nd and Michelle Wie alongside Stacy Lewis were tied-fourth.

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