Golfer Aditi Ashok Eyes Podium Finish, Stands 2nd At The End Of Round 3
India’s Aditi Ashok is currently in second place with one more round left in the women’s individual event. Golfer Aditi Ashok is currently ranked second after another stellar performance in Round 3 in the women's individual stroke play at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. The 23-year-old rolled in five birdies to be placed second on twelve-under 201 ahead of a New Zealander, an Australian, a Japanese, and a Danish golfer (203) -- whom all are tied on third place.
The Indian finished round three with 68 (-3) for Day 3 at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. With half the field starting on the back 9 due to weather conditions, Nelly Korda (USA) retained the lead heading into Saturday's final round. Aditi Ashok so far has had rounds of 67, 66, 68 for a total 12-under par and has a two-stroke lead compared to third-placed golfers. The leader of the pack has a total of 15-under which means she is three strokes better than Aditi. If the scores are tied at the end of four rounds for the medal spots, there will be a separate playoff for those golfers as was the case in the men’s event for bronze.
Aditi Ashok has had three birdies in the first 8 holes and improved to an overall score of 12 under par. She was second by herself until then, with a 2-stroke lead over the third place. The bogeys in holes 9 and 11 brought her down a bit but Aditi Ashok remained in the mix. Another birdie in the 17th hole of the third round saw Aditi clawing back to 12 under par. In the final hole, the Indian sank a par to end the day with a nice cushion to third.