Indian golfer Aditi Ashok shot below-par 74 in the final round to finish a disappointing 58th at the Kroger Queen City Championship when the LPGA tour returned to Cincinnati.
The Indians had a great weekend on Sunday that started off promising. Aditi, who finished fourth in the Tokyo tournament, started the week 68-70 but fell short at the weekend with a score of 76-74.
Aditi, who suffered a double-double a day earlier, had three bogeys and just one birdie on the final day. Ally Ewing had back-to-back birdies on Sunday as she closed with a seven-under 65 and held off Xiyu Lin (65) by one shot to claim the title.
Ewing now has three career wins, one in the last three years, even though he entered the tournament with a no-10 finish in 2022. The 29-year-old American played bogey-free in the rain-slick conditions and was pushed by Lin, who bogeyed two of his last three holes for a 65.
Mexico's Maria Fassi shot a 71 to finish tied for third, her best LPGA result. Lin, 26, from China, who calls herself "Janet", is still looking for her first victory.
Ewing has reached the CME Group Tour Championship for top 60 players every year since 2017, and this year is shaping up to be a bad one without a top 10 finish. It is No. 70 in the Race at the CME Globe, and the victory moves him to 30 and secures his place in Naples, Fla., at the end of the season in November.