Ashok clinches back-to-back Tour crown

18-year-old shoots closing round of 69

Gulf News

Doha: India’s Aditi Ashok clinched her second consecutive title at the history-making Qatar Ladies Open (QLO) after a day of drama in the Ladies European Tour (LET) event at Doha Golf Club. The 18-year-old shot a closing round of 69 to claim the trophy on 15-under, her second professional win, just a fortnight after she became the first Indian player to win on the LET at her home event, the Hero Women’s Indian Open. Swede Caroline Hedwall fired a superb 67 in tough conditions to finish as joint runner-up with Lydia Hall on 12-under while overnight co-leader Nanna Koerstz Madsen dropped to fourth on 11-under after a one-over par round of 73. Ashok’s magical triumph came after morning thunderstorms hit the course, resulting in a stoppage of play and uncertainty of when it would resume as dark clouds shrouded the Doha skies.

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