Aditi Ashok makes the cut at the LPGA Volvik Championship

Aditi Ashok had an eventful round with no less than six birdies and four bogeys as she ended the second round with a fine two-under 70 to make the cut at the LPGA Volvik Championship. Her exploits of the day carried her up to Tied-44th, up from overnight Tied-56th at the Travis Pointe Country Club here. Aditi, who shot 71 in the first round had a far better day when the conditions were also somewhat better than the first. She found 11 fairways, one better than the previous day and had 14 greens in regulations as compared to 11 a day earlier. If only the putter had done the bidding, she may well have saved a shot or two more. Aditi had a rough bogey-bogey start but she quickly recovered and found her rhythm with four birdies in next six holes and turned in two-under 34. On the back nine, she bogeyed 10th and 12th but birdied 14th and 18th to finish with a 70. The 19-year-old Indian golfer birdied all four par-5s and that was the key to her scoring.

Shiv Kapur lifts his first Asian Tour title in 12 years

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur today lifted his first Asian Tour title in 12 years, winning the USD 300,000 Yeangder Heritage Championships with a blemish-free eight-under 64 in the final round here. He was three-under for the front-nine and five-under for last seven holes for a card of 64 to finish as the clubhouse leader at 16-under 272. Starting the day at Tied-third at eight-under and two shots behind the leader, Yikeun Chang of Korea, Kapur -- with three birdies -- moved to 11-under and second at the turn. Gavin Green (67) and Yikeun Chang (68) were tied for second at 14-under at the National Golf Country Club. "It feels great to finally win once again. After losing my European Tour card in 2015 and then being laid low by a liver abscess in 2016, it is a big relief," Kapur said after the triumph. "It's been a long, long time and this will give me a lot of confidence. I knew it was going to be a low-scoring final round and my putter stayed hot," added Kapur, whose 12-year wait for a second Asian Tour title exceeded the 11-year-wait by his friend and senior colleague Gaurav Ghei. Ghei first won in 1995 and then a second time in 2006 -- also in Taiwan at the Mercuries Masters. Ghei went on to win a third title in 2007. Of the other Indians in fray here, Sujjan Singh (67) played a third straight round in the 60s, including four birdies in last five holes, to finish Tied-22nd at five-under 283, as did Himmat Rai (71).

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