Aditi remains on pole despite a 73

Aditi remains on pole despite a 73
Title favourite Aditi Ashok couldn’t reproduce the opening round fireworks but still maintained her pole position in the IGU Southern India Junior Girls & Ladies Amateur Golf Championship here on Wednesday.

The talented teenager shot a one-over 73 to total 142 at the Eagleton Golf Resort. Her lead, however, was reduced to just two shots after Tvesa Malik fired a fine two-under 70.
Tavleen Batra (74) and Seher Atwal (77) were a distant third at 151, leaving the contest into two golfer affair unless something dramatic happens in the final round on Thursday.

Leading scores (after 36 holes): Ladies, Category A & Category B: 142: Aditi Ashok (69, 73); 144: Tvesa Malik (74, 70); 151: Tavleen Batra (77, 74), Seher Atwal (74, 77); 154: Diksha Dagar (75, 79).

Category A: 142: Aditi Ashok; 151: Seher Atwal; 155: Nishitha Madan (81, 74), Riya Ahuja (77, 78).

Category B: 154: Diksha Dagar; 158: Arushi Pandey (78, 80); 161: Sifat Sagoo (83, 78), Tanishika Kumar (81, 80).

Category C: 156: Anika Varma (75, 81); 158: Vasundhara Thiara (81, 77); 159: Rhea Jha (77, 82).

Indians slip

The Indian team comprising of Aman Raj and Viraj Madappa slipped to the third spot on day two of Taiwan Amateur Golf Championship played at Sunrise Golf and Country Club.
The India duo, who started the day as the leading team, returned with a total of 285 after Raj scored one-under 71 and Madappa carded level-par 72. Madappa, who was a joint-leader in the individual category on Tuesday, also slipped to tied fourth.

The day belonged to Sangchai Kaewchareon, the Thai firing a sizzling six-under 66 that took his country to number one spot. Sangchai’s partner Sadom Kaewkanjana again shot a 70, and moved to number one spot in the individual ranking.

Rain forces suspension

The second round of the ninth leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Royal Springs Golf Course had to be suspended due to heavy rainfall.

The first tee off, scheduled for 8.30 am, had to be repeatedly postponed due to incessant rain which started around 30 minutes earlier.

At 2 pm, the tournament  committee decided to call off the round.

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