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Olympics 2021: Aditi Ashok delivers another solid round on Day 2 to go joint 2nd, Diksha Dagar puts up a better round

Aditi Ashok, Diksha Dagar Women's Golf LIVE Day 2 scores, updates & commentary
Updated: 05 August 2021 14:46 IST - Published: August, 04 2021 08:04 PM IST
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Diksha Dagar tees off at 8.59am JST (5.29am IST) and Aditi Ashok at 9.18am JST (5.48am IST). Join us tomorrow at 5.29am IST for live coverage (commentary & update) of Indian charge at the East Course, Kasumigaseki Country Club
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Here are the tee times for Round 3:
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A quick update: Looks like we will have full 72-hole tournament. As per the latest tweet by Olympic Golf through their official handle @OlympicGolf, both 1st and 10th tees will be used tomorrow for the 3rd Round. The final round is planned for Saturday and may also be played on Sunday, weather permitting.
Click here for the tweet 
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I'm your Sportskeeda.com Golf host Dheeraj, signing off now. Thanks for joining us. Hope you enjoyed as much as we did, bringing the live updates & commentary to you! Do join us tomorrow, which promises to be another cracker of a day by all indications.
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@can anyone wants to know India's medal prospects in Golf.
Aditi Ashok is currently tied 2nd. Her great performance in first two round has definitely improved our prospects of securing a medal. Then again Golf is a funny game, anything can happen till the last putt is holed. With weather warning, there's a possibility of it being curtailed to 54-holes (3 Rounds only), that may change things too. So stay tuned and lets' hope Aditi can put another stellar show tomorrow...no pressure...! 
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Congratulations to Team Hockey for a stupendous show to bring a medal home after 41 years. Sportskeeda.com is proud to be part of this journey with all of you! Stay tuned to all the live action from Olympics 2020. It appears that as Olympics gets into the business end, Indians have started to mean business!
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We really enjoyed your company guys! You were amazing. Apologies if we couldn't keep up with all your comments & requests. Great performance by Aditi, improved performance by Diksha, heartbreaking 18th for Nelly! Great overall day for Golf. We will update on the latest as we get more clarity. 
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Nelly Korda's scorecard:
Front 9 (Both Rounds)
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Back 9 (Both Rounds)
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There are still 2 flights to finish. But their scores are not going to impact the top leaderboard. Here it is:
 
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If this pans out, it'll dash a lot of hopes & dreams. Only 18 more holes may not be enough for some of the women to catch up with leaders. Though it will ring music to the leaders who will be most benefited. Let me clarify, this is just an advisory and not confirmed yet. We will know about it in some time. Will keep all of you posted here.
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Folks, we have breaking news coming in that Olympic Women's tournament may be cut to 54-holes due to possible weekend thunderstorms. Courtesy Ryan Herrington (GolfDigest.com).
Read the story here
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Diksha Dagar:
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Back 9 (Both Rounds)
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Aditi Ashok:
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Here are the scorecards of our Indian girls 
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A double bogey to finish off what otherwise has been a stupendous run for her today. She almost broke the world record for lowest score (she did hold that record till 17th)
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I'm back to wrap things up for the day. What an anti-climax for Nelly Korda on the final hole of the day!
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With our girls back in club house after brilliant rounds, I'm taking a short break now. Will be back in a while to wrap up the day. Stay tuned for the day's update.
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Here's the latest leaderboard (partial):
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Nelly Korda has been a birdie hitting machine today! She goes 4 clear on the top. -13 overall with -9 today. She has 4 more holes to go.
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Birdie putt for Diksha on 18th. Can she finish on a high? And she does!! Well done young lady. She's put up  a much much better performance today. She went +1 today compared to +5 yesterday. She's now tied 54th. Mind you this 20year old is competing against some of the world's best golfers...proud of you Diksha.
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It seems that most golfers have now got the measure of this course & conditions. A lot many birdies, eagles are being scored and long putts being sunk. There's some talk of the holes being curtailed for tomorrow given a heat wave warning. Will bring you the update soon. 
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Diksha pars the 17th and drives well on the left of fairway on 18th. She remains +2 for the day and +7 for the tournament. 
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A few of you have asked about watching Olympic Golf live. You can catch all the action on Sony Liv app or Sony Network. Better still stay tuned here
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Leaderboard
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Lydia Ko has every chance to join the leaders. She is -6 for the day with 7 more to play today. At -7 overall, she's tied for 6th with Jin Young Ko of  Korea
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Nelly Korda has been dropping birdies like there's no tomorrow! Now 3 clear on the leaderboard. -12 through 13 holes. 5 more holes to go for her.
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Diksha on the 17th looking to save par. Her second shot found greenside front bunker. Has a 5footer putt for par
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These women make golf look so simple! But trust me its extremely difficult to hit that small stationary golf ball!
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Nelly Korda (USA) extends her lead at the top by 2 strokes, birdies the 12th to go -11. She's -7 thru 12 today. What a round she's playing 
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Diksha finds greenside right bunker off tee on par 3 16th. Can't save her par. Back to +2 after a bogey here. Though she remains tied 55th 
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American Danielle Kang finishes her round at -2. Overall -4 for the tournament. Currently tied 13th
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Aussie golfer Hannah Green chose to layup on 18th. Then hit a superb 3rd to set up a par. Should finish at -6. Yes she does.
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What a birdie from Lydia Ko. A lot of golfers are now converging in -7 to -5 band...
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Leaderboard:
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That was a long putt. Good going for Diksha. She's +6 for the tournament and +1 for the day thru 15 holes. Tied 55 now
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Diksha pars the 14th. Finds herself in greenside rough on 15th. And she sinks the putt from the fringe for a birdie!
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Back after a short break. Nelly Korda remains 6-under through 10holes. Looks like a long putt for birdie on 11th.
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Meanwhile Diksha has her second birdie of the day on hole 13. Now 2-over par for the day. +7 overall. Tied 56th
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Leaderboard
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Nelly Korda is on a mission today! She's one clear of the leaderboard. Now -10. -6 through 10. Amazing 
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Diksha pars 12th. Stays at 58th and +3 for the day
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Nelly Korda! What a run. She shares the lead. 4 golfers at -9. She's -5 thru last 4 holes. Amazing!
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By the way, India held on to their nerves in dying moments to beat Germany in Men's hockey to claim Bronze! Great day for India... 
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Emily Pedersen joins in to share the lead. She's -8 thru 17holes. One bogey & one eagle. Madsen, Aditi & Emily top the board at -9
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Diksha with a bogey on 11th now +3 for the day and is tied 58th
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Lydia Ko (NZ) making a charge. She's -3 from 6 holes. This leaderboard is getting crowded real fast..
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Apparently Aditi's mother was carrying her bag today. Lucky mascot!
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That sole lead was short lived... Don't be alarmed...Madsen ties with Aditi at -9 for a share of the lead.
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In sole lead now at -9!! Spotless card for the day for Aditi. 5 birdies. She's given herself a great chance to have a real shot at a medal & all of India hope for an Olympic medal that too in Golf!
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