Aditi Ashok bounced back from a disastrous triple-bogey start in as many holes to card an impressive 3-under 69, making a midway cut in the second round of the Scottish Open at Gullane.
Aditi, who shot 1-under 70 in the first round, was 4-under through 36 holes and lying tied-17th but nine shots behind leader Tiffany Joh (62-67).
Joh, 31, holds a three-shot lead at the halfway point. She is 13-under through 36, and holds the 36-lead for the first time in her career.
Aditi bogeyed the first three holes and was in danger of going down further and missing the cut, which ultimately fell at 2-over.
However, the Indian, playing in her second season on LPGA, which co-sanctions the Scottish Ladies Open, bounced back strongly. She parred the next five holes from fourth to eighth. After that she went on a birdie spree as she found six birdies in the next eight holes from ninth to 16th. She had four birdies in a row from 13th to 16th.
She did drop a shot on par-3 17th, but ended with a par for a 69 that gave her a chance to make a bid for a good finish over the weekend.
Ariya Jutanugarn, who will reach number one in the world rankings with a win, and Amy Yang are tied for second at 10-under. Caroline Masson is in fourth place at 9-under.
Meanwhile, Sung Hyun Park, who will also grab the top spot in the world with a win, is tied for fifth at 8-under along with Su Oh, who made one of the few afternoon charges with a 66.
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