Lahiri shoots 72 for T49 #TheMasters

Mon 13 Apr 2015

Lahiri shoots 72 for T49 #TheMasters

  • SHARE
V Krishnaswamy at Augusta National
Augusta, Georgia, April 13: Anirban Lahiri of India produced 18 pars in the final round of The Masters to finish tied 49th position in his first ever appearance at Augusta National Golf Club.
The 27-year-old Lahiri, who had rounds of 71, 75, 74 and 72 totalled four-over-par 292 in the year’s first Major tournament which was won by Jordan Spieth of the United States.
“I missed at least a couple of four-footers for birdie and maybe another four-odd putts inside 10 feet, so it was a frustrating round in many senses,” said Lahiri.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, a three-time Asian Tour number one, also shot a 72, but with five birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey for a 297 total to finish in 55th place. Noh Seung-Yul (73) ended his campaign in tied 38th place on 289.
Throughout the day, Lahiri improved upon his play from tee to the green but like the previous three rounds, he struggled on the greens.
“It was as if the ball was dodging the hole or vice-versa and I just could not make it happen,” he said.
Lahiri admitted that he had hoped of improving his position when he started on Sunday. “I knew a score around in the 60s was possible and it would help me move up. And after the way I played off the tee and with iron shots, the score at worst should have been 68, but it was not to be.”
Barring his putting, Lahiri had his best day finding 15 greens in regulation but compiled 34 putts on the last two days.
He summed up his experience of the maiden Masters, as a ‘mixed bag’, saying, “I was happy to make the cut in my first Masters, just as I had done in my first Open in 2012. But I would have wanted to do better.”
Lahiri will stay on in the US for RBC Heritage tournament next week in Hilton Head and will then have a week’s break and head to World Golf Championships Matchplay in Florida. “I am hoping to make the best of all chances and opportunities I am getting at this stage and this will help me grow,” said Lahiri.
Ends.