Asian Video games, Golf: Aditi Ashok Closes In On Historic Gold; Indian Ladies’s Group In High Slot


Aditi Ashok performed a sensational third spherical of 11-under 61 to put herself in a commanding place to win a historic particular person gold medal within the golf competitors on the Asian Video games in Hangzhou on Saturday. Aditi, who’s now seven pictures away from her closest rival, additionally carried the Indian girls’s crew to the highest spot, the place it holds a one-shot lead over Thailand. Indian girls have by no means received a medal on the Asian Video games, as Aditi had completed a distant twenty first on the Incheon Video games in 2014.

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Aditi’s 11-under scorecard was 5 pictures higher than the subsequent finest spherical of the day.

India’s different two gamers, Pranavi Urs (71-68-70) at 7-under and Avani Prashanth (72-69-74) at 1-under are eleventh and tied nineteenth respectively.

Nonetheless, the day didn’t go nicely for the lads. Anirban Lahiri, who wanted medical assist to assist him by way of excessive warmth within the second spherical, was off-colour.

He shot 2-over 74 on a course that has been yielding low scores.

Lahiri at 10-under was tied-Seventeenth, whereas SSP Chawrasia with a 68 within the third spherical was on tied twentieth and Khalin Joshi with a card of 69 was on tied twenty fourth.

Shubhankar Sharma shot a wayward 76 that noticed him dropping to tied thirty fourth.

Hong Kong’s Taichi Kho (70) at 24-under leads the lads’s part with Taipei’s Chien-Yao Hung (67) at 21-under and Korea’s Jang Yubin (68) at 20-under is third.

The Indian males’s crew are additionally out of the reckoning for a medal, as they have been eighth with a complete of 32-under, which was a large 26-shots behind Korea, whereas Thailand and Hong Kong share the second place.

Aditi, who was fourth on the Tokyo Olympics, is now 22-under with rounds of 67-66-61 for a complete of 22-under after 54 holes.

Her closest rival, Arpichaya Yubol (67-65-69) is 15-under, whereas China’s Lin Xiyu (67-67-68) is 14-under.

Aditi’s gorgeous spherical additionally gave India a one-shot lead within the crew competitors.

Aditi’s 11-under put alongside Pranavi Urs’ 2-under 70 helped Indian girls assemble a lead.

India is now 29-under and are forward of fancied groups like Thailand, China, Korea and Japan.

Aditi has dropped only one shot in 54 holes and that got here within the second spherical.

She opened the third spherical with a birdie on second and added additional birdies on fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth to go 5-under.

Then she landed her second eagle of the week on the brief par-4 ninth to show in 7-under 29.

On the again 9, a birdie on the twelfth was adopted by three extra on fifteenth, Seventeenth, and 18th holes to go 11-under.

Pranavi had three birdies towards one bogey, whereas Avani had two birdies and two bogeys within the first 17 holes after which had a double bogey on the 18th in her 74.

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