Lahiri saves his best for last in Switzerland

Sun 07 Sep 2014

Lahiri saves his best for last in Switzerland

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Crans Montana, Switzerland, September 7: India’s Anirban Lahiri saved his best for last when he signed off with his week’s best score of six-under-par 64 at the €2.3 million (approximately US$3 million) Omega European Masters on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Indian was in top form as he ended his Swiss campaign with a flawless round that included one eagle and four birdies en route to closing with a four-day total of 11-under-par 269 at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club.
“I definitely needed this result today as it has been a tough week. I played well but I haven’t scored. It was nice to have a bogey-free round today. I felt like my game was turning the corner so I’m happy I managed to do it before I leave here,” said Lahiri.
Lahiri did not get off to the best of starts when he opened with a 70 before going on to post rounds of 67 and 68.
While his first round result might have derailed his title ambitions at the Swiss showpiece, the four-time Asian Tour winner showed character by bouncing back to form in the subsequent rounds to finish tied-13th and earnings of close to US$42,000.
“It was very important to pick myself up after the opening 70. I played flawless golf in the first 10 holes where I was three-under and really, I should have played much better right throughout the week.
But it’s my first tournament back and I’m still a little bit rusty. It’s nice to have four rounds in and I’m sure I’m going to kick on from here,” said Lahiri.
Randhawa, who became India’s first Asian number one in 2002, meanwhile closed with a 68 to take a share of 21st place while Rahil Gangjee, who was among the three Indians that featured in the weekend rounds of the Omega European Masters, signed off with a 73 in tied-76th place
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