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Aditi Ashok wins inaugural Qatar Ladies Open

Indian teen golfer Aditi Ashok shot a final round of three-under 69 on a weather-hit last day to notch up her second successive victory on the Ladies European Tour at the inaugural Qatar Ladies Open. After claiming her maiden win at the Hero Women’s Indian Open, the 18-year-old rookie professional from Bangalore totaled 15-under-par at the Doha Golf Club to grab a three-stroke win over Lydia Hall and Caroline Hedwall.

  • She started the final round tied for the lead with Nanna Koerstz Madsen but quickly gained a one stroke advantage when the Dane bogeyed the second hole, maintaining her lead as play was suspended at 12.09 pm due to thunder and lightning on the course.
  • After a pair of birdies from Ashok, followed by a double-bogey from Madsen on the ninth, the young Indian talent had reached 14-under with a three stroke cushion through the turn.
  • Madsen ended in fourth place on 11-under-par, with Annabel Dimmock in fifth and Nicole Garcia in sixth.
  • Georgia Hall and Becky Morgan were joint seventh, with five further players tied for ninth.

The 2016 Qatar Total Open was a professional women’s tennis tournament played on hard courts. It was the 14th edition of the event and part of the WTA Premier 5 series of the 2016 WTA Tour. It took place at the International Tennis and Squash complex in Doha, Qatar between 21 and 27 February 2016.