Golfer Aditi Ashok carded 3 under 69 on the second day the sole lead in the Hero Women’s Indian Open at the DLF Golf and Country Club on Saturday.
The 18-year-old was unfazed by the initial setbacks and fired five birdies in her back nine to finish with a total score of 141 after the second round.
She became the first Indian to lead the field going into the final day of the championship.
Defending champion Spain’s Belen Mozo, Denmark’s Emily Pedersen and Austrian Christine Wolf are tied for the second position with identical totals of 143, two behind Aditi.
Aditi comment on the play said, “I think I had a really sharp back nine. I hit all nine greens, so had nine good chances of a birdie and I made 5 of them. So it was very good. It could have been better in the front nine but I had a double bogey on the 9th hole but apart from that it was good.”
Overnight leader Christine Wolf carded 1 over 73 with two birdies and three bogeys to stay in the title race.