Aditi stays in hunt for LPGA card at tied-27

Aditi Ashok had three birdies on fifth, eighth and 18th, while she dropped shots on 13th and 14th. The five-round qualifier will end tomorrow.

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Aditi Ashok's in the running for a coveted LPGA card.   -  Getty Images

Aditi Ashok maintained her tied-27th place with a card of one-under 71 that keeps her in the running for a coveted LPGA card in the final stage of LPGA qualifying tournament here.

Aditi had three birdies on fifth, eighth and 18th, while she dropped shots on 13th and 14th. The five-round qualifier will end tomorrow.

Nasa Hataoka (Japan), who will turn 18 in January, posted a 69 to grab a one-shot lead after three rounds.

Hataoka made 17 birdies through 54 holes for a total of 14-under 202. She was one shot clear of Jaye Marie Green (US), who posted a 67 in the same group as Hataoka to stand at 13-under 203.

Olafia Kristinsdottir was in third place at 9-under 207 after a 67 on the Hills course.

Hataoka is trying to become the first Japanese player to win a medal at Final Stage of LPGA qualifying tournament since 2005 when Ai Miyazato won at 17-under 343.

Beth Allen, the Ladies European Tour (LET) Order of Merit leader posted a 4-under 68 to move up to T-10.