Ashok eyes LPGA Q-School after Olympics


RIO DE JANEIRO – Through two rounds in Brazil Aditi Ashok’s Olympic dreams are very much alive, with the 18-year-old carding back-to-back 68s to move to within three strokes of the lead.

Yet with all the pressure on Ashok this week in Rio there will be no let up for the Indian after the Games. Ashok, who is tied for sixth at the Olympics, plans to leave Brazil on Saturday after the final round and fly to California for the first stage of LPGA Tour Q-School, which begins next Thursday.

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“Very excited,” Ashok said when asked about Q-School. “I couldn't play it last year because I wasn't 18, so yeah, I'm really looking forward to it.”

Ashok won Q-School for the Ladies European Tour last year and played in last month’s Women’s British Open, but said her ultimate goal is to play on the LPGA.