Aditi to battle LPGA stars in the LET event in Florida

West Palm Beach (Florida), May 18 (PTI) Aditi Ashok, who has had top-5 finishes in her last four starts on the Ladies European Tour, will tee up at The Aramco Team Series – Florida this week.

The USD 1 million event, which is part of the LET schedule, will also feature world number two Lydia Ko, American major winner Lexi Thompson, and six-time LPGA winner Jessica Korda.

Aditi, who has risen to Top-50 in the world started her excellent run on the LET with a fourth place finish at the Hero Women’s Indian Open in last October. Since then she won in Kenya, finished third in Morocco and was second at the Saudi International.

Aditi, who became the first Indian to win on the LET in her home Open, the Hero Women’s Indian Open in 2016, also leads the LET’s Race to Costa Del Sol rankings.

After missing three cuts in a row on LPGA in March-April, Aditi lost in a play-off at the JM Eagle Championships in Los Angeles and was T-5 at the Cognizant Founders Cup. She is now 18th on the Race to CME Globe, the rankings for the LPGA.

Aditi will be accompanied by three other Indians in the field, Diksha Dagar, a gold medallist at Deaflympics and the only other Indian apart from Aditi to have won on the LET, Amandeep Drall, runner-up at the HWIO 2022 and Vani Kapoor.

Past ANA Inspiration major champion Pernilla Lindberg, Sweden’s Linn Grant, the 2022 Race to Costa del Sol winner, who won last week at Jabra Ladies Open and another Swede, Johanna Gustavsson, who was fourth last week, will also be seen in action.

Multiple tour winners Anne Van Dam, Marianne Skarpnord, Stephanie Kyriacou, Pia Babnik, Alison Lee, Emily Pedersen, Carlota Ciganda, Lindsey Weaver Wright, Olivia Cowan, Chiara Noja, and the previous winner of the Aramco Team Series – Singapore Pauline Roussin complete what is set to be a strong field.

France’s Celine Herbin and England’s Hayley Davis both had good finishes at last week’s Jabra Ladies Open to secure their spot in this week’s tournament.

This is the eighth event on the 2023 Ladies European Tour (LET) season. The Aramco Team Series is being hosted at Trump International at West Palm Beach. It is the second of the five Team events across 2023 and this week will see a field of 108 professionals from 25 nations tee it up in the Sunshine State.

The format will have two competitions happening side by side – the 54-hole Individual stroke play alongside the 36-hole Team event.

Each Team will consist of three professionals and one amateur with the Team captains decided on the basis of Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Source: PTI News


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