Aditi Ashok stays in Medal contention with strong third round at Tokyo Olympics
Aditi Ashok was pleased to follow up her opening 67 and second round 66 with another low on Friday to remain firmly in contention at the Olympic Women's golf competition.
Aditi, who is competing in her second Olympics, has been consistent from the start, holding second place for the past three days, and if she continues to do so tomorrow, she will become the first Indian golfer to earn an Olympic medal.
Aditi had five birdies and only two bogeys in her third round to stay in second place going into the final stage.
World No.1 Nelly Korda, who stunned all after a breathtaking 9-under 62 in the second round, carded a decent 2-under 69 to remain on top.
Diksha Dagar, who made a late entry into the Olympics following a withdrawal of Paula Reto, had a roller coaster three rounds, which not allowing her to claim a decent position out of 60 players.
Despite shooting 1-over 72 in the third round, her scores in the previous two rounds hurt her prospects of moving up the leaderboard.
Hannah Green of Australia tied for third place with three other golfers at 10-under 203.
Round one leader Madelene Sagstrom was at tied-7th alongwith two others heading into the final day.