Aditi lies tied-36th in ANA Inspiration

Aditi lies tied-36th in ANA Inspiration

India's Aditi Ashok, playing the seventh Major of her fledgling career, opened with a one-under 71 to be tied-36th after the first round of the ANA Inspiration golf tournament here.

Aditi had two birdies against one bogey, all on the front nine. She bogeyed the third but birdied the eighth and ninth and parred the entire back nine.

The 31-year-old Pernilla Lindberg, who has never won an LPGA event, grabbed the first-round lead with a 7-under par 65 in the first Major of 2018.

Ayako Uehara, the 34-year-old from Japan and the 30-year-old Spaniard Beatriz Recari are behind by one stroke with rounds of 66.

Two strokes off the lead is the 20-year-old Albane Valenzuela from Switzerland.

At four-under par is a star-studded group that includes Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, a two-time major winner, Sung Hyun Park, the last years Rolex Rookie of the Year and Co-player of the Year former, US Women's Open champion In Gee Chun, Chella Choi and Brittany Altomare.