Aditi makes cut, moves up in third round

Aditi, whose best LET performance came as an amateur in the Women’s Indian Open in 2012, finished her first two rounds at even par 142 and was lying 42nd at the stage.

Aditi had carded a second straight even par 71 to make the final round.   -  Sandeep Saxena

India’s Aditi Ashok made excellent inroads in the third and final round of the Tipsport Golf Masters with a superb three-under 68 that gave her a 54-hole total of three-under 210 here today.

Yesterday, she carded a second straight even par 71 and successfully made the cut. Aditi, whose best LET performance came as an amateur in the Women’s Indian Open in 2012, finished her first two rounds at even par 142 and was lying 42nd at the stage.

But she then moved up in the third round and is likely to finish in Top-30.

Meanwhile, India’s other player in the fray, Sharmila Nicollet narrowly missed the cut by one shot as she carded 69 in the second round, but her 75 in first round cost her dear.

Yesterday, Australian Stacey Keating fired a seven-under-par 64 in the second round to secure a one-stroke lead heading into the final day at Golf Park Pilsen in the Czech Republic.

The former French and Spanish Open champion made seven birdies on a day with two weather interruptions. She was warming up when the hooter was sounded for the first time but had played her first four holes in one-under when the horn was sounded again before a huge storm swept through the area.

After a break of an hour and 36 minutes, she went out and birdied the next two holes, followed by a further birdie on the long 14th and then three in a row from the 16th.

With a total of 10-under-par, Keating holds a one-stroke lead over the fiery Dane Nanna Koerstz Madsen (65). Swiss amateur Albane Valenzuela also shot 65 and was alone in third place on eight-under-par.