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Aditi moves to third in Dubai, in line for hat-trick of titles

 Agencies |  2016-12-10 23:29:49.0  |  Dubai

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok continued with her magnificent run with a second successive round of two-under 70 that lifted her to Tied-third in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, the final event of the Ladies European Tour for 2016, here on Friday.

Aditi, winner of the last two events on LET, is chasing an incredible hat-trick of wins after winning the Hero Women’s Indian Open and Qatar Ladies in her last two starts.

In between, she flew to United States to earn a membership into the LPGA, where she missed a full card but will have limited status.

The 18-year-old Aditi, who shot 70 in the first round, began the second round at the 10th and immediately bogeyed it.

But three birdies between the 15th and 18th saw her turn in red figures at two-under.

On the front nine of the Emirates Golf Club, she birdied the first to get to three-under, but gave back that gain on the sixth with a bogey to finish at two-under.

At four-under 140, Aditi, who is leading the Rookie of the Year race, is Tied-third with Emily Pedersen, the Rookie of the Year in 2015. 

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