Aditi Ashok moves up to tied-4th in Dubai

Aditi Ashok carded yet another solid four-under 68 to move to Tied-4th after round three at the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.

Aditi Ashok, who was the Rookie of the Year in 2016 and also second on the Order of Merit, had five birdies against one lone bogey. The final round will be played on Saturday.   -  Getty Images

Aditi Ashok carded yet another solid four-under 68 to move to Tied-4th after round three at the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.

The 19-year-old, who was the Rookie of the Year in 2016 and also second on the Order of Merit, had five birdies against one lone bogey. The final round will be played on Saturday.

At 9-under, Aditi (69-68-68) is three shots behind the leader, Dutch golfer Anne Van Dam (70) who is now 12-under for 54 holes. Anne Van Damm shot 69-65 on first two days.

Aditi, who has three titles on the Ladies European Tour, has won in Qatar (in 2016) and in Abu Dhabi this year.

Yin, 19, had a stunning round with four birdies in a row form second to fifth and in all made eight birdies against one bogey. She join Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg for a share of second on 10-under, just two shots behind the overnight leader

On the moving day, a number of players, including Dame Laura Davies, the recent Ricoh Women’s British Open winner In-Kyung Kim and Charley Hull moved up onto an exciting bunched-up leaderboard, with just four shots separating the top 11.

England’s Hull, who finished runner-up to China’s Shanshan Feng last year, and India’s Aditi, were tied for fourth on 9-under while Kim and Davies shot matching 66s to move into a six-way tie for sixth on eight under.

American Katie Burnett, Laura Jansone of Latvia, Florentyna Parker of England and Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen completed the group, promising a thrilling finish coming down the stretch on Saturday.