Diksha seventh as Avani slips to 32nd , Vani and Ridhima also make cut in Germany -

Diksha seventh as Avani slips to 32nd , Vani and Ridhima also make cut in Germany

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Khel Today Bureau 

Brandenburg, Germany: India’s Diksha Dagar (69-69) and Avani Prashanth (65-79) led the list of four Indians into the weekend round of the Amundi German Masters.

Diksha shot a second successive 69 and was 6-under and tied seventh, while Avani Prashanth after a 67 dropped to 79 and was T-32 on a day when the winds were strong and made things tougher at times.

Ridhima Dilawari and Vani Kapoor also made the cut and were Tied-58th while Amandeep Drall (77-75) missed out.

Sweden’s Johanna Gustavsson fired a bogey-free round of 67 (-5) on day two to hold a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage at Golf & Country Club Seddiner See. One shot further back in second place on 10-under-par is Czechia’s Kristyna Napoleaova (66).

Diksha, who has two Top-10s in recent weeks  was one-under through the front nine. However, between the 13th and 16th, Diksha birdied three times.

She was five shots behind the leader Gustavsson, who is also having a fine season.

Playing on a sponsors’ invitation Avani’s 7-under first round was  big news and it included an albatross.

On the 13th, where she had an albatross on the first day, she had a quadruple bogey for a difference of seven shots on one single hole.Overall she had two birdies, five bogeys and a quadruple bogey as there was a difference of 14 shots between the first and second rounds.

Ridhima had two birdies and three bogeys in her 73 and Vani had three birdies, four bogeys and one double in her 75.

The cut fell at four-over with four of the five Indians among the 70 players making it through to the weekend.

Gustavsson began the day a couple of shots behind the overnight leader and rolled in her first birdie on hole 14. She added another one on the first before three consecutive birdies on holes three, four and five sealed her round of 67 and put her to the top of the leaderboard on 11-under-par.

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