DOTTIE Ardina ruined a huge windup with a bogey at the last as she settled for a 72 and trailed veteran Smitri Mehra at the start of the Jakarta Ladies Indonesia Open at the Palm Hill Golf and Country Club in Jakarta late Thursday.
Ardina, one of the 14 amateurs vying for top honors in the US$200,000 ninth leg of the Ladies Asian Golf Tour, charged back from a two-over card with birdies on Nos. 14, 16 and 17.
However, the top ICTSI bet missed the green on the last hole and flubbed a six-footer for par for a 37-35 card.
The reigning Taiwan Amateur champion and Cangolf Am winner stood three shots off Smitri, who leaned on a three-birdie binge from No. 2 to fire a 69.
Smitri posted a two-shot lead over Thais Patcharachuta Kongkapan and Thidapa Suwannapura, Taiwanese Hsieh Yu-ling, American Walailak Satarak and Malaysian amateur Kelly Tan, who all had 71s.
Cyna Rodriguez made two bogeys against a birdie for joint 10th at 73 while Jayvie Agojo had a birdie-less four-over 76 and fell way behind at 36th in the 82-player field.
Over in Thailand, Princess Superal failed to sustain a solid 68 in the second round and fumbled with a two-over 74 to drop to joint fourth after three rounds at the Thailand Amateur Open at the Panya Indra Golf Club.
Superal now has an aggregate score of 214 after initially holding on to solo second.
The reigning Malaysian Juniors champion stood four shots off three-day leader Parinda Phokan, who also sputtered with a 73, enabling fellow Thai Benyapa Niphatsophon to gain a share of the lead at 210 after a fiery 66.
Patamaporn Ariyama, also of Thailand, also shot a 66 to grab solo third at 213.