Vani, Tvesa show the way as four Indians make the cut in Sweden

Clockwise from Top left: Ana Pelaez, Vani Kapoor and Linn Grant. Pics: Tristan Jones/ LET

Skafto, Sweden, Aug 28: Four of the six Indian women in the field at the Didriksons Skafto Open in Sweden made the 36-hole cut at the Ladies European Tour event. Leading the Indians into the final round was Vani Kapoor, who in a stretch of seven holes had five birdies on the front nine. She dropped one shot on the back nine to finish the day with a card of 3-under 66. She was Tied-32, while the other Indians making the cut were Tvesa Malik (69), Amandeep Drall (70) and Diksha Dagar (71) were all T-45. The trio was 2-over for 36 holes as the cut fell at 3-over and 72 players made it.

Neha Tripathi (69-69) finished 4-over and Ridhima Dilawari (74-75) at 5-over missed the cut.

Vani has been trending well and her 3-under card showed she is finding her feet on the Ladies European Tour. Also Tvesa Malik made the cut to end a run of missed cut and that should give her the confidence.

Linn Grant and Ana Peláez Trivino share the lead heading into the final day of the Skaftö Open. The pair was sitting on -9 with 18 holes left to play.

A bogey-free round score of 65 (-4) saw Peláez leap to the top of the leaderboard, with the Spaniard sitting a shot back of the overnight leaders after the first round of action.

A flawless second round score of 62 (-7) was the best of the day for Grant, who didn’t drop a single shot in an eye-catching second round performance.

Elina Nummenpaa went out later in the day having shot 63 (-6) on Day One to hold the overnight lead. She headed into the final round with a second round of 67 (-2)

Behind Nummenpaa sits Norway’s Maiken Bing Paulsen and Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall on -7 after two days of action, with the Scandinavian duo two shots off the lead.

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