Four little birds help Aditi Ashok cut into LPGA

ONEIDA (USA): Indian golfer Aditi Ashok shot a 69 under three on the back of four birdies to make the cut on the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic .

Aditi, who registered her first top-20 of the season last week, had five under-139s and was tied for 56th after the end of the second round.

Aditi started with a birdie in the third and added three more in seventh, ninth and eleventh, leaving only one shot in the fifth. She parred the last eight holes in her 69.

Monday's qualifier, Yealimi Noh, added 65 to his 63rd first round and is one shot behind leader Sung Hyun Park, who won in Arkansas last week.

Park had two consecutive birdies in his 10-under 62 to break the tournament's 36-hole record to take a shot lead over Noh over the weekend.

Ariya Jutanugarn He threw a 64 and two shots were left out of the lead. Mina Harigae (63) and Tiffany Joh (66) were at 14-under 130, while Shanshan Feng China had a 67 and four shots left behind.

Noh comes from an excellent career in amateur golf. She won the Junior PGA from Girl, the Junior Girl from the USA. UU And the Amateur of Canadian Women in three consecutive weeks.

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