There’s making an eagle. There’s holing out for an eagle. And then there’s what Aditi Ashok did Friday in Los Angeles.
Playing the back nine first during her second round of the 2023 JM Eagle LA Championship, Ashok faced a third shot on the par-5 15th hole at Wilshire Country Club.
Aiming for a front pin, she had to carry a stream that fronts the green but dialed in the distance perfectly as the ball flew into the cup on the fly.
And let’s give Golf Channel some credit for the camera angle, too. This is fun to watch from the overhead view.
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Ashok said on Thursday that she’s been working with a new putter in her bag this week, trying to overcome some recent issues.
“I think the last three weeks, I couldn’t lean on my putting as much,” she said. “It’s a similar blade. It’s just much lighter. It was too heavy for me, and I ended up leaving a bunch of them short. I have a lighter one at home, but it’s in India, so I had to go to Callaway and they made me the same Odyssey putter that I had, just lighter, so that’s the only difference.”
But knocking it right in the hole takes any putting issues off the table.
Ashok’s eagle came on the heels of back-to-back birdies. That’s right, she went 4 under over three holes to get to 9 under and grabbed the solo lead by three shots. The 25-year-old is seeking her first LPGA title.