Golfer Aditi Ashok secures partial playing rights on LPGA

"I think I could have done better, I finished just 2-under, but it is not bad," says Aditi, about her performance at the LPGA qualifying tournament.

Aditi, who has had a positive attitude all week, has had a whirlwind last month with two wins on the Ladies European Tour.   -  Getty Images

India's golfing sensation Aditi Ashok scripted another piece of history in her fast-rising career by clinching partial playing rights on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour with a tied 24th finish in the Qualifying Tournament here.

The 18-year-old turned in a one-over, 73 in the final round and finished at two-under for the four days. She posted rounds of 73-70-71-71-73.

“It was a long week with a lot of ups and downs throughout the week,” said Aditi. “I think I could have done better, I finished just 2-under, but it is not bad.”

Aditi, who has had a positive attitude all week, has had a whirlwind last month with two wins on the Ladies European Tour.

“The last couple weeks have been amazing starting with my win back home in India. I won last week in Qatar and moved up the Order of Merit and hopefully I can do well in Dubai next week and then it will be a good year,” said Ashok.

Aditi said she plans to play in as many LPGA events as possible next year.

“Obviously, I want to play in as many majors as I can, hopefully all of them. I want to play in as many LPGA events as possible because I’ve done well on the LET and I think I have potential to do well on the LPGA as well,” she said.

There will be 31 rookies on the LPGA Tour next year: Aditi Ashok, Brittany Benvenuto, Celine Boutier, Nicole Broch Larsen, Hannah Burke, Karen Chung, Jenny Coleman, Emily Collins, Daniela Darquea, Regan De Guzman, Justine Dreher, Allyssa Ferrell, Jennifer Ha, Nasa Hataoka, Caroline Inglis, Augusta James, Lauren Kim, Min-G Kim, Olafia Kristinsdottir, Bronte Law, Maria Parra, Emily Pedersen, Katherine Perry, Krista Puisite, Mel Reid, Madeleine Sheils, Mariah Stackhouse, Jessy Tang, Emily Tubert, Britney Yada and Angel Yin.