Aditi Ashok ends tied-5th at Founders Cup | Golf News

CLIFTON (New Jersey): After being in contention for the title for the first three days, India Aditi Ashok scored a disappointing 1 of 73 to finish tied for fifth at Cognizant Founders Cup here.
It was a finish that would have left Aditi disappointed despite being another Top 5 on the LPGA Tour.
Aditi needed a good start on the final day to challenge the leader, Minjee Lee, who was four strokes ahead of her.
Instead, the Indian only shot her on the normal round of the week for a total of 7 cents at the Montclair Upper Country Club.
Playing some of his best Golf in recent weeks, Aditi’s tied for fifth place followed a second-place finish at the JM Eagle LA Championships. This will put her in the Top 20 of the Race to CME Globe but will still leave her looking for that historic win that would make her the first Indian woman to triumph on the LPGA.
Next week, Aditi will play at the Aramco Series Florida, which is part of the Ladies European Tour. Aditi currently leads the Race to Costa Del Sol, Order of Merit for LET.
Aditi opened with a bogey, but fought back with his first eagle of the week, then just couldn’t find any birdies, but bogeyed the Par-3s on eighth and 17th to finish with 73.
Korean Jin Young Ko shot 67 to overcome a four-shot deficit to enter a play-off, then win the Founders Cup for the third time in five years by defeating defending champion Minjee Lee in a play-off. Ko was winning for the 15th time on the LPGA Tour and the second time this year.
Ko joins Lilia Vu as the only player with multiple tour wins this year, earning $450,000 on the $3 million purse.
An eight-time LPGA winner, Lee had a three-stroke lead on the course after 54 holes. Lee shot a final round 1-under 71 and finished the 72-hole round at 13-under 275.
Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa, who won the AIG Women’s Open last year, finished third at under 10, a stroke ahead of South Korean rookie Hae Ran Ryu in the event which honors 13 founders of the LPGA Tour.
Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul, Aditi and American Angel Yin tied for fifth place at under 7, one stroke ahead of Japan’s Nasa Hataoka.


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