Aditi Ashok shoots 3-under 68, makes reduce simply on LPGA

Rogers, August 30

India’s Aditi Ashok introduced dwelling a card of three-under 68 to make the reduce on the weather-hit Walmart NW Arkansas Championship right here.

Playing her first LPGA occasion within the United States in 2020, Aditi was two-under by way of six holes within the second spherical when play stopped on account of inclement climate however she maintained her calm on resumption.

She birdied fourth and fifth after which 14th and 16th and was cruising at four-under by way of 16 holes.

However, she dropped a lone bogey of the day on 17th after which parred the 18th to take her complete to five-under 137. She is now Tied-28th forward of the ultimate spherical late on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Swede Anna Nordqvist shot a nine-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead over Sei Young Kim into the ultimate spherical.

Tied for the first-round lead after a 64, Nordqvist hit all 18 greens in regulation at Pinnacle Country Club in her second straight bogey-free spherical.

Aditi is coming off two weeks of Links golf in Scotland however her LPGA occasions have been in the beginning of the yr in Australia and he or she missed each cuts. A strong begin this week will go a great distance in getting the lanky teen’s confidence again.

Anna, 33, birdied 5 of the primary six holes and 7 of the primary 11 within the spherical interrupted by a day thunderstorm. She added two extra on the par-3 15th and par-5 18th to get to 16-under 126.

Kim adopted a gap 65 with a 64. She eagled the 18th and closed with a birdie on the par-Four ninth to get to 13-under. The South Korean participant skipped the Women’s British Open final week.

Nelly Korda (63), Jenny Shin (63) and Austin Ernst (65) have been 12 underneath. Angela Stanford (66) was 10-under.

Stacey Lewis (66-68), who received the Ladies Scottish Open two weeks in the past for her 13th LPGA Tour title, is T-11th at eight-under. PTI

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