Qatar Open: Aditi eyes second consecutive title

Soumyadeep Paul
|Published 26/11/2016

Aditi Ashok’s dream run continues

Aditi Ashok continues on her merry way at the ongoing Qatar Open. She has moved into the lead alongwith Dane Nanna Koerstz Madsen at the end of the third round on Friday. If things go according to plan, she is well on her way to a second straight title.

The Indian golfing sensation is targetting back-to-back triumphs following her maiden win at the Hero Women’s Indian Open. She now stands at a score of 12 under par heading into the final round.

More about the second round

However, Becky Morgan from Wales and Annabel Dimmock from England are breathing down the Indian-Dane duo’s necks. They have registered current scores of 11 under par and 10 under par respectively.

Aditi started off strongly with 3 birdies in her first 7 holes. She later followed this up with two more birdies to reinforce her position. However, she carded a couple of bogies in the 15th and 17th holes, allowing Madsen to catch up. The pair has been locked up on the same score ever since.

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“It’s great to be in contention, the week after a win. I’m really happy with the way I’m playing this week. I played with Nanna today and she’s an aggressive player as well, so it will be fun tomorrow,” said Aditi.

A delayed start at Qatar Open

The start of the day by saw a delay of 2 hours and 40 minutes due to lightning and heavy rain. This made the start even more important ” It was quite windy in the morning so I knew I had to be sharp with my approaches. Also, I had a few birdie chances which I made, so that start was good.”

Aditi Ashok on her way to Qatar Open glory

The other Indian in the frame, Neha Tripathi added a respectable round of 72. She is now tied 43rd on adding to her previous scores of 74 and 70. The Sportsrush wishes Aditi Ashok all the best in the final round of the Qatar Open!


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Soumyadeep Paul

Soumyadeep Paul

I am Soumyadeep, a sportsman by birth and a MBA by choice. I love to play, watch, follow and analyze sports. Writing is another passion of mine and that is what excites me to be a part of The SportsRush. Please reach out to me for views, comments, bouquets and brickbats.

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