Aditi registers her best LPGA finish
Sylvania: India's Aditi Ashok collected her first Top-10 on the LPGA Tour as she finished a fine tied-8th at the Marathon Classic. 19-year-old Aditi, playing her rookie season, bettered her previous best of T-25 achieved at NW Arkansas Championships last month.
Aditi, who began the third day at T-3 and was in contention for her maiden LPGA title was unable to find as many fairways as she did on the first three days. Finding only 50 per cent of the fairways, she also needed 30 putts, the most for her during the entire week.
After rounds of 65-68-68 she finished the week with an even par 71 and a total of 12-under 272. Her Tied-eighth place fetched her a cheque of US $ 33,745 her biggest earning on LPGA this season. Aditi birdied third and ninth holes and bogeyed the first and 12th.
The two-time winner on Ladies European Tour with successes at Hero Women's Indian Open and Qatar Ladies, Aditi is now 69th on the LPGA rankings and No. 93 in the world.
In-Kyung Kim, who was two strokes behind 18-year-old Nelly Korda entering the round, birdied six of the first nine holes and finished with an 8-under 63 for a four-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson.
In-Kyung Kim won her second title of the season, as she added the Marathon Classic to the ShopRite LPGA Classic. She fired an 8-under-par 63, the best round of the day and tied best for the week. Kim took a four-shot victory. Kim was bogey-free Sunday, and went out in 6-under-par 28.
Lexi Thompson fired a 5-under-par 66 and finished runner-up. It was her fifth second-place finish in 2017 to along with her one win at the Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC.
The 36-hole leader Gerina Piller finished tied for third along with Peiyun Chien at 15-under. mpost