Lahiri shines in the US

Fri 05 Feb 2016

Lahiri shines in the US

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February 5: India's Anirban Lahiri continued to make his impact internationally after he carded a first round  five-under-par 66 to stay just one shot shy of the leaders at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday.
The reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion marked his card with seven birdies and two bogeys to share fourth place with American Bryce Molder at the PGA TOUR event.
Rickie Fowler, Shane Lowry and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama are tied for the lead with matching 65s.
"I'm quite happy with the way I started. Obviously got off to a good, solid start and found a lot of greens starting out. I felt a little bit disappointed with how I drove it.
"I feel like I could have probably, you know, played a couple of shots better. But the iron play was really good.  I felt really solid on the greens," said Lahiri.
At the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, 2014 Merit winner David Lipsky signed for a 68 to take a share of sixth place while Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat returned with matching 70s to be bunched in 29th place.
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