Nineteen-year old Aditi Ashok had a round to forget as she
missed her first cut on the LPGA after she finished with six-over 77, which saw her exit from the Kingsmill Championship here. The cut, which came at even-par saw 73 players qualify for the last two rounds.
Aditi had finished day one on a respectable 1-under 70 but she had a distrastous second round; opening with a par, but then slipped with a double on 11th and further bogeys on 12th, 13th, 16th and 18th. A birdie in between on 14th was small compensation as she turned in five-over 40.
On her second nine, Aditi had two more bogeys and one birdie to end at six-over 77 and a total of five-over 147. Among other established names to miss the cut were Beth Allen and Caroline Hedwall.
Lexi Thompson is on top of a packed leaderboard at 12- under par and holds the 36-hole lead. Thompson, looking to pick up her first win of the 2017 season, leads fellow American Gerina Piller by three-strokes and has a group of pursuers within five shots of the lead.
Another solid day for Piller, who carded a 4-under 67, to sit three shots off the lead. World No. 1 Lydia Ko and Candie Kung sit four back of Thompson at 8-under par.
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