Lee-Anne sets the pace; Aditi Ashok lying T40

  Anand Datla September 09, 2016: On an action packed day at the Hubbelrath Golf Club in Germany, Aditi Ashok made two birdies and three bogeys to resume …

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Aditi Ashok at the first hole of Ladies European Masters - Tristan Jones

 

Anand Datla

September 09, 2016: On an action packed day at the Hubbelrath Golf Club in Germany, Aditi Ashok made two birdies and three bogeys to resume her quest for success on the Ladies European Tour. Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa took charge with a memorable 65 in the opening round of the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters.

Katie Burnett was one stroke off the pace with a 66 on her card. Korean In-Kyung Kim was lying third a further shot behind Katie.

Amelia Lewis and Pamela Pretswell shot 68 to be among the eight women that shot under 70. Jessica Bradley seemed set to join them, lying three under through 15 holes (at the time of this report).

Aditi conceded her first shot of the day at the par-3 second hole. But she recovered immediately, making back to back birdies to go one under.

She made the turn in one under 35, making five straight pars from the fifth hole. Aditi surrendered bogeys at the 10th and 14th holes, both par-4.

The teenager from Bengaluru signed off with four straight pars for a 73, one over through 18 holes. With just a handful of golfers yet to complete their duties, Aditi was lying in a tie for 40th place.

Aditi is the lone Indian this week, in a field of 144 golfers. Pace started her day with a bogey at the first hole, but went on a massive run from there.

The South African made birdie at the par-5 third hole, before shooting four straight from the fifth hole. She turned to the back nine in just 32 strokes.

Just as she did on the front side, Pace made bogey again to start her march to the clubhouse. She added four birdies on her way in, taking 33 shots for a brilliant seven under score of 65.

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