Diksha Dagar, Tvesa Malik slip down in third round in Australia

Diksha Dagar endured a difficult day with five bogeys to card a poor 76 and slipped 10 places down to T-47th at the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic, here on Saturday.

Tvesa Malik, the other Indian making the cut, shot an identical 76 to slip to tied 51st from 47th position.   -  Shreedutta Chidananda

Diksha Dagar endured a difficult day with five bogeys to card a poor 76 and slipped 10 places down to T-47th at the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic, here on Saturday.

Meanwhile Tvesa Malik, the other Indian making the cut, shot an identical 76 to slip to tied 51st from 47th position.

Dagar, making her first appearance in Australia, is eight-over 224, while Malik, also playing her first pro event in Australia, is nine-over 225.

Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom cruised to a bogey-free 68 on Saturday and took a one-stroke lead into the final round. Sagstrom, who was six shots back after the second round, has a 54-total of six-under-par 210 at Bonville Golf Resort in Coffs Harbour.

Dagar began from the ninth, had four bogeys in a row from 16th to first and another on third. She had seven bogeys against three birdies. Malik had six bogeys against two birdies.