Aditi Ashok, 20, didn't go to bed on Saturday night until 11:30 p.m. after leaving the course late and eating dinner. She woke up at 6:00 a.m. and went through her warmup routine for the 9:00 a.m. restart of the final round at Old American Golf Club.
She had four holes to play and was in a share of the overnight lead at 6-under.
The Olympian started strong with a beautiful approach to a back pin on the par-5 15th and made a 5-foot birdie putt to get to 7-under. She made a two-putt par on the par-3 16th and then made a nice save on the par-4 17th when her approach went long of the green. Ashok closed with a par on 18.
"I started off with a birdie and then had a couple wedges, but couldn't get them close enough," said Ashok. "I'm happy with the four holes and I came back one better than I left so that's good."
She has never won before on the LPGA, but does have three wins on the Ladies European Tour.
Ashok will have to wait around for quite awhile now as the first round leaders, Jenny Shin and Sung Hyun Park, tee this afternoon.