Golfer Aditi Ashok scripts history by winning Indian Open

14 Nov 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Indian golfers win big

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok became the first Indian woman golfer to win a Ladies European Tour title after she won the 2016 Hero Women's Indian Open.

The 18 year old who had an impressive run at the Rio Olympics, shot an even par-72 in the final round to take her total score to three under 213, and won the title.

In context: Indian golfers win big

AboutHero Women's Indian Open

Hero Women's Indian Open is an annual golf tournament held in Gurugram's DLF Golf and Country Club. It was first played in the year 2007. It became a part of Ladies European Tour in 2010.

For the year 2016, it has prize money of $400,000.

Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum has won the tournament thrice, most by any female golfer.

14 Nov 2016Golfer Aditi Ashok scripts history by winning Indian Open

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