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Hangzhou, September 30: India’s top golfer Aditi Ashok has raised her medal hopes with her brilliant play in the Asian Games. After the second round on Friday at the West Lake International Course, Aditi is in joint second place after playing a card of six under 66.
In the men’s category, Anirban Lahiri (65-67), affected by extreme heat, remains in his ninth position, while Shubhankar Sharma (68-65) is in joint 21st position. SSP Chaurasia (67-72) is tied for 29th place along with Khalin Joshi (70-69). where in the standings India’s men’s team ranked sixth.
Korea ranked first, while Hong Kong and Japan ranked second and third respectively. Aditi tied for second place with China’s Yin Ruoning with a total score of 11-under 133. Yubol Arpichya of Thailand is one stroke ahead of Aditi and the Chinese player.
Aditi started with consecutive birdies on the first and second holes and then hit a brilliant eagle on the par-4 fifth hole. The four-time Ladies European Tour (LET) winner made birdies on the 11th and 15th before making a bogey on the 16th. Aditi Ashok finished fourth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics She was just 25 years old., then improved with a birdie. The Chinese pair of Lin Ziyu and Liu Yu finished fourth and fifth in singles with rounds of 67 and 68 respectively.
Another Indian, Pranavi Sharath Urs along with four others finished at five under with a total score of 139.