Aditi Ashok bounces back to make cut at Scottish Open, lies 17th
Aditi Ashok bogeyed the first three holes and was in danger of going down further and missing the cut, which ultimately fell at 2-over.Updated: Jul 28, 2018 22:06 IST
Aditi Ashok bounced back from a disastrous triple-bogey start in as many holes to card an impressive 3-under 69, making a midway cut in the second round of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open.
Aditi, who shot 1-under 70 in the first round, was 4-under through 36 holes and lying tied 17th but nine shots behind leader Tiffany Joh (62-67).
Joh, 31, holds a three-shot lead at the halfway point. She is 13-under through 36, and holds the 36-lead for the first time in her career.
Aditi bogeyed the first three holes and was in danger of going down further and missing the cut, which ultimately fell at 2-over.
However, the Indian, playing in her second season on LPGA, which co-sanctions the Scottish Ladies Open, bounced back strongly. She parred the next five holes from fourth to eighth. After that she went on a birdie spree as she found six birdies in the next eight holes from ninth to 16th. She had four birdies in a row from 13th to 16th.
She did drop a shot on Par-3 17th, but ended with a par for a 69 that gave her a chance to make a bid for a good finish over the weekend.
Ariya Jutanugarn, who will reach No 1 in the world rankings with a win, and Amy Yang are tied for second at 10-under. Caroline Masson is in fourth place at 9-under.
Meanwhile, Sung Hyun Park, who will also grab the top spot in the world with a win, is tied for fifth at 8-under along with Su Oh, who made one of the few afternoon charges with a 66.