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Aditi Ashok set to equal Lahiri’s Major record


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Aditi Ashok will equal Anirban Lahiri’s account of taking portion in 16 Majors — the most by any Indian — when she tees off within the first spherical of the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage on Thursday.

Aditi, who turned into 23 this week, is already in her fifth yr on the Females PGA Tour. Besides, she has won three instances on the Females European Tour.

Whereas ladies private 5 Majors as in opposition to four for males, Aditi has played on the least one Foremost each and every yr since she turned into pro in 2016 and she grew to become an LPGA member handiest in 2017. She has also made the cut on the least as soon as in each and every of the 5 Majors.

“I needed to play my methodology in (into the ANA Inspiration) as I hadn’t played enough events closing yr. I’m excited to be back playing week after week and I in truth feel esteem I have been playing well the previous couple of weeks,” Aditi acknowledged.

“With any luck I will originate this foremost depend and capitalise on the truth that I’ve played the course four instances (as soon as at Q-Faculty and three Majors). I’m positively attempting to private a top accumulate at a Foremost and no longer pleasurable originate it to the weekend,” she acknowledged.

This yr, Aditi has played three LPGA events and made the cut in all of them but has had handiest middling results. Her riding and hitting had been tantalizing, as she discovered an excellent more than a few of fairways and greens, but striking has been a recount.

She achieved tied 44th at Kia Classic and three weeks sooner than that she turned into as soon as tied 23rd at Force On Championships.

Whereas she made the cut in all three events, she failed to rupture 70 in each and every of the 12 rounds, despite the indisputable truth that she did no worse than 74 in any. But she did make a choice more than a few putts esteem 35 on first day at Kia.

“Striking turned into as soon as no longer my simplest (at Kia Classic) but it without a doubt’s doubtlessly the commerce from Bermuda to Poa. Next (at ANA) I could doubtlessly work on quick sport and striking as that tends to lend a hand throughout majors,” Aditi acknowledged. The closing ANA turned into as soon as in September, the handiest time it has been played in fall within the tournament’s history.

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