Bengaluru golfer makes a great start at Olympics

Aditi Ashok plays a shot from the second fairway during the second round of the women's golf event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan   | Photo Credit: AP

Golfer Aditi Ashok made a brilliant start to her Tokyo Olympics campaign, ending the first round of the women’s event in tied-second.

The Bengaluru golfer carded a stunning four-under 67 round at Kasumigaseki Country Club to share the second place with World No.1 Nelly Korda. The 23-year-old Aditi is one shot behind leader Madelene Sagstrom of Sweden.

Aditi could have ended the day on top of the leaderboard, if not for a bogey on the final hole. This is Aditi’s second Olympic appearance, after making her debut as a teenager in the 2016 Rio Games.

At Rio, she started brightly, but finished tied-41st. Aditi’s father, Ashok, served as her caddie in Rio, and this time around, it is her mother, Maheshwari, who is carrying her bag.

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