Aditi Ashok settles for tied-11 at inaugural Saudi Ladies International golf

The Indian golfer struggled on the back nine in the final round to card an aggregate of three-under 285.

By Naveen Peter

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok wrapped up her Saudi Ladies International run with a one-over 73 show in the final round and slipped to finish tied-11th on Sunday.

Starting the day on the shared seventh spot, Aditi Ashok was undone on the back nine by three bogeys at the Royal Greens Golf Club in Saudi Arabia. The Indian golfer finished the competition with an aggregate score of three-under 285 (73-69-70-73).

The other Indians to make the cut for the weekend at the Ladies European Tour (LET) event, Tvesa Malik and Diksha Dagar, slipped the 64th and the 65th spots on the leaderboard respectively.

Meanwhile, Denmark’s Emily Pedersen saw off a stiff challenge from Georgia Hall of England to take home the inaugural Saudi Ladies International, her second title of the season, with a playoff win.

Having made the cut with some quality golf in the opening two rounds, Aditi Ashok continued her surge on Saturday as a bogey-free round saw her climb up the leaderboard to an impressive share of seventh place.

Though the Rio 2016 Olympian began her final round in a similar fashion, Aditi Ashok struggled to build on the start as the round progressed with bogeys on the 12th, 15th and the 18th holes.

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok finished tied-11 at the Saudi Ladies International golf event.

Meanwhile, Tvesa Malik’s struggle began on Saturday as she failed to card a single birdie in the third round and slipped to the tied-62 position on the leaderboard.

In the final round, Diksha Dagar’s five bogeys meant that she had to settle for the 64th spot on the leaderboard. She finished the competition with an aggregate score of 15-over 303 (75-75-78-75).

Diksha Dagar too had a forgetful outing at the Saudi Ladies International over the weekend.

On Saturday, her round was riddled with four bogeys and two double bogeys -- a run that saw her drop to tied-62 - and on Sunday another series of bogeys saw her slip further to the 65th spot. Diksha Dagar wrapped up her outing with a score of 16-over 304 (78-73-77-76).