Rio Olympics 2016: Aditi Ashok gives a medal hope (Golf)

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Teen Indian golf sensation Aditi Ashok raised hopes of an Olympic medal as she stood just four strokes off the pace at tied 8th after the second round of the Women’s Individual event here on Thursday.

The 18-year-old was just four shots behind the leader, Inbee Park of Korea, after firing a second successive three-under 68, which included five birdies against a couple of bogeys, to move to six-under 136.

Park, who shot 67 on the first day went on a birdie spree with seven birdies and one bogey for a round of 65 that gave her the top position at the midway mark. She is ten-under 132.

USA’s Lewis Stacy (70-63) was second at nine-under, while Britain’s Charley Hull (68-66) and Canada’s Brooke Henderson were at eight-under in shared third place.

Aditi (68-68), with five others were in 8th place.