Rio Olympics: Aditi Ashok drops to tied 31st after horrendous 3rd round

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20: India's Aditi Ashok went through a horrendous third round of eight-over 79 to drop 23 places to be tied 31st in the women's golf event at the Rio Olympics here on Friday (August 19).

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The 18-year-old, who scored two successive three-under 68 to be tied eighth till the 36 holes, played a poor back-nine where she was bogged down by five bogeys.

Aditi Ashok of India hits on the fifth fairway during the third round at Rio Olympics

Now she has a three-day total of two-over 215. With Friday's performance, her hopes of getting a medal ended.

Aditi, the youngest woman golfer at Rio, got a bogey on the second hole before pulling things back with a birdie on the fifth.

But she carded a bogey on the seventh hole to complete the front-nine with a score of one-over 36.

In the back-nine, she made three consecutive birdes starting from the 11th before getting two more bogeys on the 18th to get a 79.

Meanwhile, overnight leader Inbee Park of South Korea carded a quiet 70 to continue her reign at the top with a 54-hole total of 11-under 202.

Two strokes behind Inbee were New Zealand star Lydia Ko (65) and Gerina Piller (68) of the United States.

Chinese Shanshan Feng was fourth after carding 68 that took her total to eight-under 205.

China's Lin Xiyu and Lydia made historic hole-in-one efforts on the par-three eight.

IANS

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