Bengaluru: Aditi Ashok, who has been making waves on the pro circuit even while being an amateur, is all set to make a mark on the Usha Southern India Ladies (Gold Division) at the KGA Golf Course this week.

Teenaged Aditi has been in terrific form. Apart from giving the professionals a run for their money, last week she won the Malaysian Open Junior (Under-14) title and finished second overall, besides behind part of the gold medal winning Indian team.

The 13-year-old, who won one of the Women's Professional Golf Tour events ahead of the pros and finished second in another, is currently leading the IGU Order of Merit among junior girls. But is yet to play in any event in Ladies amateur section this year.

Her last event was the All India amateurs in January where she lost in the semi-finals.

Aditi will be up against another talented youngster, Gurbani Singh, who is second in Ladies Merit List behind Gauri Monga. Gurbani is also second in Junior Girls A, where the leader is Aditi Ashok.

The field this week includes Vani Kapoor, who was in the team with Aditi and Gauri Monga in the Usha Queen Sirikit Cup where India had their best-ever finish in fourth place earlier in the year.

Other notable players in the field are Meher Atwal, Millie Saroha, Nikita Arjun and Tvesha Malik.

Meanwhile, Gauri, who is not in the field this week, could see her lead being cut further down.

Gauri has 216 points to Gurbani's 171. A win could bring Gurbani very close to Gauri Monga and with three more regional events to go, she could well clinch the Merit List.

Usha supporters of Ladies golf in a big way have been backing the Northern India Open Amateur Golf Championship for 22 years, have taken over the four regional events, the first of which is Southern India Ladies.

They have also sponsored the All India ladies Amateur Golf Championship for the last four years.

Usha has also supported Junior golf with tournaments at Delhi, Bangalore and Chandigarh and conduct the Junior Training Programme at the DGC since 2006.

(Agencies)