Lahiri in pursuit of world's top 50 spot

Fri 24 Jan 2014

Lahiri in pursuit of world's top 50 spot

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January 24: India’s golf sensation Anirban Lahiri has set himself a huge goal in 2014 as he targets to break into top-50 on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) this year.
The three-time Asian Tour winner, who finished tied third at the season-ending King’s Cup Golf Hua Hin last week, is currently ranked 101th in the world, his best ranking in his career which also makes him the highest positioned Indian golfer in the world.
The 26-year-old enjoyed an outstanding 2013 season on the Asian Tour where he claimed a victory at the SAIL-SBI Open in March and followed it up with three other runner-up finishes and four top-10s. He ended the season in third place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit with total earnings of USD 517,030.
By finishing the season in the top-four on the Merit rankings, Lahiri also managed to seal a place in the Asian team for the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM which will be held in Malaysia from March 27-29.
Sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour, the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM will pit ten of the finest golfers from Asia against the ten best players of Europe over three days of matchplay golf.  Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee will captain Team Asia.
“I’ve been playing very consistent golf and I hope to bring this form to the team. It’s going to be a very exciting competition between Team Asia and Team Europe and for the fans, I’m sure they’ll be in for a treat. I’m going to give it my best,” said Lahiri, who recently got engaged with long-time girlfriend Ipsa Jamwal.
"My aim for 2014 will be to get into the top 50 on the world rankings. Of course the ultimate dream is to get into the top 10," Lahiri told the Headlines Today.
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