Aditi Ashok to tee up at Scottish Open after impressive show at Tokyo Games

Fresh from her incredible fourth-place finish at the Tokyo Games, India's Aditi Ashok will tee up at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open along with compatriot Tvesa Malik.

Aditi Ashok finished fourth in the recent Olympics. - AP

Fresh from her incredible fourth-place finish at the Tokyo Games, India's Aditi Ashok will tee up at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open along with compatriot Tvesa Malik.

The tourney will be Aditi's second start in Europe, the first being the Amundi Evian Championships last month, which was followed by her brilliant Olympic performance - she carded in the 60s in four rounds and missed a medal by a whisker as she finished fourth.

Aditi also jumped several rungs from World No. 200 to 154th, thanks to her performance.

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Tvesa Malik, who was disappointed at missing the Olympics, will get a chance to exchange notes with Aditi.

Tvesa, who has had three top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish at the Gant Ladies Open, took her team to the top 10 at Aramco Team Series, London, last month. She has also had top-10 finishes at the Ladies Italian Open and the Jabra Ladies Open.

After missing a rare cut at the ISPA Handa Invitational, the Hero-sponsored Tvesa is raring to get going in the Scottish Open.

Aditi has been drawn with Brittany Altomare of the U.S. and Pia Babnik of Slovenia at 9.20 am local time, while Tvesa plays with Linda Wessberg of Sweden and Dana Finkelstein in the afternoon.

The field includes stars from all around the world. Defending champion Stacy Lewis returns to the tournament following her victory at the Renaissance Club last year.

There are 16 major winners entered in the field, including England’s Georgia Hall and Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist.

 

A strong Scottish contingent will also be ready to shine at home, with Gemma Dryburgh, Alison Muirhead, and Carly Booth among them.

For many of the LPGA stars, this will be a chance to qualify for the 2021 Solheim Cup, which is less than a month away, at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

The tournament, co-sanctioned with the LPGA, will be played at the Dumbarnie Links.

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