Tvesa Malik progresses at Scottish Open golf

Despite a three-over par score, Tvesa Malik made the cut and lies tied 42nd after two rounds.

By Rahul Venkat

Young Indian golfer Tvesa Malik carded a three-over 74 in the second round of the Ladies Scottish Open on Friday but it was enough for her to make the cut for the weekend.

The 23-year-old Malik was the most impressive Indian golfer for the second-straight day in a field which included the more experienced Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland.

Malik began with a par on the first hole but slipped down the order with a bogey on the second and took nine shots to hole on the par-5 third.

Tvesa Malik pulled it back slightly with her first birdie of the day on the par-four fifth but another bogey on the ninth meant that she carded five-over on the front nine, leaving herself with a lot to do on the second part of the course.

The Indian golfer began the back nine with a birdie on the tenth but fell back with a bogey on the next hole. However, she made amends thereafter. Malik is placed 42nd now.

Malik scored her third birdie of the day on the 13th before carding another on the par-3 17th. Her even-par on the rest of the holes gave the Indian golfer a score of three-over 145 after two rounds.

Tvesa Malik was the only Indian golfer to make the cut at the Ladies Scottish Open

Ashok, Dagar cut from Scottish Open

Rio 2016 Olympian Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar meanwhile endured a rough day to finish T-98 and T-104, respectively, to miss the cut in their first event back on the Ladies European Tour.

Aditi Ashok, who enjoyed a solid outing on the back nine on the opening day, began the second round with a double-bogey and bogey on the first five holes.

The experienced Indian golfer was unable to hit a single birdie and instead carded two more bogies and a double bogey on the back nine to end with a score of seven-over 78 for the round and a nine-over 151 overall.

Compatriot Diksha Dagar did sink two birdies in the second round but the effort was not enough to salvage the five bogies she recorded in the rest of the round as she ended with an overall score of 10-over 152.