Aditi finishes 39th as Lee6 of Korea wins US Women’s Open
Charleston, US, June 3: Aditi Ashok shot an even par 71 to finish T-39 at the US Women’s Open on Sunday. The Indian star, who has had an up-and-down season had three birdies and three bogeys in her 71, as she compiled rounds of 72, 71, 71 and 71.

Earlier in the year she missed the cut at the first Major at ANA Inspiration and this performance should put her in a good frame for the remainder.

Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6 emerged the winner from a crowded leader board with three back-nine birdies and survived some late struggles to shoot 1-under-par 70 and win the 74th U.S. Women’s Open Championship on Sunday by two strokes.

She finished two ahead of Lexi Thompson, Angel Yin and 2011 U.S. Women’s Open champion So Yeon Ryu at the Country Club of Charleston.

Lee6, who turned 23 on Tuesday, earned $1 million in notching her first victory in the United States. The six-time winner in three seasons on the Korea LPGA Tour, who is in her first full-time season on the LPGA Tour, shot 70-69-69-70 for a 6-under-par total of 278.

Lee6 played in the third-to-last group with Mamiko Higa of Japan. Most of the leaders struggled out of the gate, and as the final group of former Duke University teammates Celine Boutier and Yu Liu played the par-5 fifth hole, the last nine pairings of the day stood a combined 23 over par.

Boutier had the best opportunity to catch Lee6, who slipped to 6 under after missing the green on both Nos. 16 and 18. Boutier stuffed her approach on No. 16 to three and a half feet, but lipped out the birdie putt that would have brought her to 6 under. Boutier came to No. 18 still needing a birdie to tie, but she bunkered her approach, took two shots to reach the green and then lipped out her putt, making a double bogey that dropped her into a tie for fifth.

Lexi Thompson, Angel Yin and So Yeon Ryu finished tied for second place, two strokes back at 4-under 280, while Boutier was in a group of five players at 3-under 281.

Players from Korea have won eight U.S. Opens since 2008, while players from the USA have won three and one player from Thailand has won.

Gerina Piller tops the list of players with the most top 10s on the LPGA Tour without a victory since 2010. Piller has 36 top-10s, while Morgan Pressel has 32 and Pornanong Phatlum has 27.