Xiamen International Open: Aditi Ashok's good run continues, on course for another top-10 finish

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok stayed on the path for yet another good performance as she ended the third day with a two-under 70 at the Xiamen International Ladies Open.

PTI October 15, 2016 18:43:00 IST
Xiamen International Open: Aditi Ashok's good run continues, on course for another top-10 finish

Xiamen: Indian golfer Aditi Ashok stayed on the path for yet another good performance as she ended the third day with a two-under 70 at the Xiamen International Ladies Open.

She is once again put her within touching distance of a fourth successive Top-10 finish on the Ladies European Tour.

Aditi, who had rounds of 70 and 71 on the first two days shot 70 on the third and was lying tied 11th, three places better than where she was a day earlier.

Xiamen International Open Aditi Ashoks good run continues on course for another top10 finish

File photo of Aditi Ashok. Getty Images

At five-under 211, she was still eight shots behind the co-leaders Yuting Shi (70) and Anne Van Dam (67) who caught up with the Chinese girl.

The other Indian challenger in the field, Vani Kapoor, had an eventful front-nine with three birdies and three bogeys and then dropped a fourth bogey on back-nine to finish the round in one-over 73 and slipped to one-under 215 and tied 33rd place, down from overnight tied 20th.

Aditi, coming off Top-10s in Germany, Spain and France, was happy with her progress and said, "I had to be patient. I began with a couple of birdies in first three holes and then had a lot of pars (actually 11 in a row) before my third birdie on 15th. I wish I hadn't missed that putt on 18th (par putt). But five-under is fine for now."

Dutch golfer, Anne Van Dam, sank five birdies in a 67 on day three to catch Chinese teenager Yuting Shi in the lead. Locked at 13-under-par, the pair are two ahead of Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, while fellow Thai player Ajira Nualraksa is three strokes further back alongside Liu Yan of China.

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