Lahiri holds firm in Spain

Tue 18 Nov 2014

Lahiri holds firm in Spain

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November 18: India's Anirban Lahiri remained firmly on course of securing his European Tour card after carding a four-under-par 66 at the Qualifying School Final Stage in Spain.
The five-time Asian Tour winner showed the good form he has enjoyed all season and lies in second place after 54-holes, with a further three rounds left to play in the 108-hole examination.
"Today was the best I’ve hit it all week, but probably the worst I have putted in three months. I hit it awesome, but had 34 putts to shoot 66, so that is half my round there. It is something I need to improve over the next two or three days, but the rest of the game feels good, so I’ve just got to keep that up.
“My putting has had nothing to do with the greens, I am just struggling a little bit with what I need to do. I feel like I’m really close to finding the right place to be both mentally and technically, so just a little bit of work on that, and it should be sorted," said the 27-year-old Indian.
While he is in a comfortable position on the leaderboard, Lahiri is not ready for complacency.
“There is no space for complacency. I’ve been here in Spain for eight days now, I’ve played plenty of rounds already, and we are only half way there, so you are not really looking at the finish line, you are just trying to hit every shot and play every hole one by one as there are so many.
“It’s 54 holes done, 54 more to go, so if you look at it that way then it is a fresh start tomorrow,” said Lahiri.
Other Asian Tour members still remaining in the mix include Sweden's Rikard Karlberg (T4), American Jason Knutzon (T51), Australia's Marcus Both (T57), Korea's Baek Seuk-hyun (T57) and India's S.S.P. Chowrasia (T70).
The field will be cut to the top-70 and tied after four rounds for the  final two rounds.