Golfer Aditi leads women’s field

Bangkok, Sep 8 (IANS) India’s No.1 women’s amateur golfer Aditi Ashok shot one-under 71 to lead the girls’ field on day one of the 81st Singha Thailand Amateur Championship here on Tuesday.

The Bengaluru-based Aditi, 17, winner of the 2015 Ladies British Amateur Championship, started the day with a birdie on the first hole, but bogeyed the fourth before making up by shooting birdies on the sixth and 13th. She then dropped a shot on the 17th to finish the day one-under.

Also in the fray was Thailand-born Samarth Dwivedi who received a direct entry into the event. He returned as the best Indian in the men’s category after firing a round of five-over 77 for the 30th position.

The Indians Jaibir Singh, Hemendra Choudhary, Seher Atwal and Anisha Padukone finished 62nd, 63rd, 32nd and 37th, respectively.

Local lad Napong Sriprasit was the leader in the men’s category at two-under 70 in a field of 120 players from 12 countries.

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