Lahiri signs off in T28 at Doral

Sun 06 Mar 2016

Lahiri signs off in T28 at Doral

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March 7: India’s Anirban Lahiri had a day to forget after he slumped to a seven-over-par 79 to finish tied-28th at the World Golf Championship (WGC)-Cadillac Championship on Sunday.
The reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion compiled a four-day total of two-over-par 290 at the year’s first WGC event which was won by Australia’s Adam Scott.
Korea’s K.T. Kim, who featured in the recent EurAsia Cup, closed with a 74 to take a share of 42nd place while Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat carded a 79 to end his campaign in tied-49th place at Trump National Doral.
Merit leader Marcus Fraser of Australia signed off in 60th place with his 302 total while compatriot Scott Hend was three places down in 63rd place after rounds of 75,76, 80 and 79.
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Day 3 Report
Reigning Order of Merit winner Anirban Lahiri of India fired a one-under-par 71 in the third round of the World Golf Championship (WGC)-Cadillac Championship to move to tied-seventh on Saturday.
The Indian star traded four birdies against four bogeys for a five-under-par 211 total, seven shots from the leader Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand moved up 11 spots to tied 30th place following a 71 while EurAsia Cup star K.T. Kim of Korea slipped tied 46th place after posting a 75.
Current Order of Merit leader, Marcus Fraser, who held a share of the opening round lead, slipped further down the leaderboard to tied 55th place when he struggled to an 80. Scott Hend also fired an 80 to sit in 63rd place.
Day 2 Report
March 5: Anirban Lahiri made three birdies and one bogey to move into tied ninth position at the halfway stage of the World Golf Championship (WGC)-Cadillac Championship on Friday.
The Indian star, who is the reigning Asian Tour number one, shot a second successive two-under-par 70 at the Trump National Doral where his 140 total left him left him six shots behind leader Adam Scott of Australia, who carded a 66. Rory McIlroy trails in second place, one back.
Overnight co-leader Marcus Fraser of Australia slipped back to tied 26th place following a disappointing 77 where the current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader dropped seven birdies and one double bogey against three birdies.
EurAsia Cup star K.T. Kim shot a 74 for tied 37th position while Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand stood on 146 after a 71 for equal 41st place. Australian Scott Hend was tied 60th following a 76 while Nathan Holman shot a 70 for 63rd position.
World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship - Round OneDay 1 Report
March 4: Australian Marcus Fraser continued his formidable form when he fired a six-under-par 66 to share the opening honours with Scott Piercy of the United States at the World Golf Championship (WGC)-Cadillac Championship on Thursday.
Fraser, winner of the inaugural Maybank Championship Malaysia last month, nailed seven birdies against a lone bogey to hold a one-shot edge over American superstar Phil Mickelson, who took third on his own at the Trump National Doral.
Reigning Asian Tour number one Anirban Lahiri of India got off to an encouraging start as he signed for a 70 to stay four shots off the pace in tied-11th place while Korea’s K.T. Kim stayed a further shot back in tied-16th at the US$9.5 million event.
Australian Scott Hend and Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat were among those bunched in tied-48th after carding matching 75s while Australian Nathan Holman returned with a disappointing 82 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Fraser, who leads the Asian Tour Order of Merit thanks to his win in Malaysia, credited his hot putter for his strong start and is determined to continue his good form for the next three rounds.
“It's obviously a great way to start, especially in a golf tournament like this and a golf course as strong as this. I've obviously got a lot of confidence from today. My previous results at Doral haven't been that great. Nice to get a good one early and hopefully build on that over the next few days,” said Fraser.
Fraser opened with two straight birdies starting from the 10 and added a birdie on 13 to turn in 33. He birdied the first after the turn and sank three straights birdies from the fifth before stumbling with his lone bogey of the day on eighth.
“I felt like I did everything really well. I played really steady and I putted really well again. The greens is perfect out there. There's not a mark on them, so if you feel like if you read them well and get the ball started on line, it's a good chance to go in I felt like everything was pretty good today and felt like it was all around, I did a good job,” added the 37-year-old Australian.
Thai veteran Thongchai Jaidee was forced to withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship due to illness.
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