Aditi finishes T-8th, Lahiri makes cut

Abu Dhabi, January 12 

Aditi Ashok opened the new year with a tied-8th place finish at the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open, the opening event of the 2019 Ladies European Tour.

Aditi closed the week with a superb 6-under that had four birdies and a bogey on the either side of the turn. It was a particularly satisfying finish after a start that saw her card a 76 on the first day. She made the cut safely with a 72 on the second day and zoomed up the leaderboard with a 66 on the final day. Charlie Hull (69) held her nerve and kept Marianne Skarpnord (68) at bay to win by a shot and take the first title of the season. Aditi birdied the third, fifth, sixth and ninth on the front-nine and 10th, 11th, 16th and 17th. She, however, dropped a shot on the 18th but for which she would have been tied-third. Aditi, at 2-under, was tied-eighth alongside Jenny Haglun and Nanna Koertsz and Madsen. 

Kuchar leads 

Honolulu: Anirban Lahiri played extremely well in the second round and yet came back only with a 2-under 68 for the second successive day to be placed tied-35th at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Lahiri is now a 4-under 136. He hit 11 of 14 fairways and 14 of 18 greens in regulation but missed a lot of putts. He had five birdies and three bogeys. Matt Kuchar shot a second successive 63 to move to a 14-under 126 and leads by two shots over Andrew Putnam. 

Three eagles on par-4 holes  

Chez Reavie made history with three eagles on par-four holes during the second round. According to the PGA Tour, nobody had managed the feat since accurate records of such occurrences began in 1983. — PTI

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