Golfer Aditi stretches lead to six strokes

Bangkok, Sep 10 (IANS) Aditi Ashok, the 17-year-old golfer from Bengaluru, led by six strokes going into the final round of the 81st Singha Thailand Amateur Championship after she shot another one-under 71 here on Thursday.

After the start was delayed by three hours due to heavy rain and lighting, Aditi had just one bogey as against two birdies for a three-day total of three-under 213 at the Panya Indra Golf Club.

Other Indian girls in the fray, Delhi’s Seher Atwal and Bengaluru’s Anisha Padukone slipped to 28th and 36th places, respectively. Seher submitted a card of eight-over for a total of 26-over 242 while Anisha shot 11-over for 33-over 249.

In the men’s category, Thailand-born Indian Samarth Dwivedi made a giant stride from overnight 22nd position to 10th as he fired a three-under 69 for a total of three-over 219.

Disappointment continued for Bengaluru’s Jaibir Singh and Jaipur’s Hemendra Choudhary as they finished 41st and 62nd respectively.

Korean Jun Ho Song tied with overnight leader Thanaphum Khanchitworakun of Thailand with four-under 212.

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