Women’s golf: Aditi Ashok maintains lead on second day

Aditi-Ashok-Day-1-leadKolkata: Aditi Ashok kept ahead of the competition at the end of the second day of the Usha Eastern India Ladies & Junior Girls’ Amateur Golf Championship 2014 at the Par-70 Tollygunge Golf Club here today, but her round today was nowhere near the performance she had given in the first round.

Aditi managed a score of five-over 75, which was a far cry from her 68 on Day One. She had a pretty average day, which included a triple-bogey on the par-four 12th. Her two day aggregate of 143 was seven ahead of Amandeep Drall, who also had a 75 today.

Aditi bogeyed the first and third holes but managed to recover one stroke on the 7th. Unfortunately, she lost it again on the next hole and carded a two-over 36 on her way out. The return leg was even more disastrous, as she bogeyed the 10th and 11th and then tripled the 12th. It was thanks to birdies on the 13th and 15th that she managed to keep things in some sort of control. Aditi and Amandeep were followed by Tvesa Malik with a card of 151. Tvesa had the day’s best card of two-under 72.

Aditi also led Category A, with Ridhima Dilawari and Vidushi Sinha on 151 and Nishtha Madan on 153.

In Category B, Diksha Dagar (158), Riya Ahuja (161) and Arshia Mahant (163) were leading while in Category C, Vasundhara Thiara (153), Tanishka Kumar (154) and Anika Varma (156) were ahead of the rest.
A and B combined saw Aditi, Ridhima and Vidushi leading the pack.

Usha International (UIL) is strongly committed to the development of sports in the country and has been a major supporter of Golf for the last 25 years. Usha’s unwavering support to Golf has encouraged many promising young talents across to the nation pursue the sport in a professional manner. USHA, the nationwide sponsor of the entire Indian Golf Union (IGU) Ladies Tour, meanwhile continues its long association with the sport. A major supporter of Indian golf for over 25 years now, USHA covers the entire spectrum of the game in the country – from juniors, to ladies, to professional golf.

To further enhance this belief, USHA sponsors golf training programmes and has been associated with the Junior Training Programme at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club since 2006. USHA sponsored the 33rd Queen Sirikit Cup Championship in New Delhi in 2011. It is the most important women’s amateur golf event in the Asia Pacific region.