Aditi shoots 65 in second round, but slips in third round on LPGA

Grand Rapids, Mich, June 16: Aditi Ashok slipped on the third day of the Meijer LPGA Classic with a two-over 74, coming soon after one of her best rounds on the LPGA Tour in the second round.

Aditi completed her second round on Saturday with an seven-under 65 that closed with an eagle on 18th and at that stage after 36 holes she was eight-under and Tied-fifth.

She however dropped to T-38th as she managed only a 74 which had double bogey on 17th, after three birdies and three pars in first 10 holes.

Brooke Henderson birdied the final three holes for a three-under 69 and she built a two-shot lead over Annie Park. Lexi Thompson is lying third three shots back after a 62, that matched the course record.

The 21-year-old Henderson who has 64-64 in the first two rounds added a 69 and is now 19-under 197 at Blythefield Country Club, while Annie Park, with 69 followed by 65-65 is 17-under and Lexi is 16-under. Brittany Altomare matched Thompson at 16 under with a 69.

The 2017 winner at Blythefield, Henderson successfully defended her Lotte Championship title in April in Hawaii for her eighth LPGA Tour victory, tying Sandra Post's Canadian record.

Jennifer Kupcho, who has three straight 67s, is 15-under. She is making her third professional start. She won the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur in April and the NCAA individual title last year.