Tvesa Malik. Pic: LET
Dubai, Oct 29: Aditi Ashok and Tvesa Malik shot 71 each to be placed comfortably inside the cutline after two days at the Dubai Moonlight Classic. Aditi (69-71) and Tvesa (70-71) were T-17 and -20 in the tournament. Diksha Dagar (72-71) is T-27.
Aditi had four birdies against three bogeys, while Tvesa had four birdies against three bogeys. Dagar had three birdies against two bogeys.
Maria Fassi (63-71) and Jessica Karlsson (66-68) sit tied at the top of the leaderboard on 10-under-par. Fassi held the overnight lead after equalling the tournament course record of 63 in round one and although today was tougher, the 23-year-old held onto her position.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympian rolled in one birdie on the front nine, before making two birdies and two bogeys on the back nine for a round of 71 (-1).
The Mexican golfer has come into the Dubai Moonlight Classic on the back of a fifth place finish at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer and has had her mum following her out on the course.
Tied alongside Fassi is Sweden’s Jessica Karlsson who backed up a first round of 66 (-6) with a second round of 68 (-4).
South African Lee-Anne Pace, who was one shot off the lead overnight, sits in that position again after a round of 71 (1).
The ten-time LET winner had five birdies and four bogeys on her card but the bogey on 16th was an excellent save after ending up in the bush.