Lahiri signs off with a 71 at Firestone

Mon 10 Aug 2015

Lahiri signs off with a 71 at Firestone

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August 10: India's Anirban Lahiri signed off from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a one-over-par 71 on Sunday as Shane Lowry claimed a two-shot victory at Firestone Country Club.
Lahiri, who was struggling with back spasm on Thursday en route to a 77, shot two birdies against three bogeys to share 53rd position on 287.
Shane Lowry Shane Lowry
Thai star Thongchai Jaidee closed with a 72 for equal 57th position on 289 while Australian Andrew Dodt carded a 71 to finish in joint 63rd position.
American David Lipsky signed off with a 78 for a 296 total while China's Liang Wen-chong endured a tough day with a final round 81 for joint 75th position.
Ireland’s Lowry held off Major champions Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk and Justin Rose with a flawless final round of 66 to claim a dramatic two shot victory.
The 28-year-old produced some memorable moments at Firestone Country Club, including a vital 17-foot putt to save par on the 14th hole and an improbable birdie on the 18th hole, where from a difficult lie in the rough he clipped a greenside tree with his second shot to land 11 feet from the hole, before sinking a nerveless putt.
That was his fourth birdie of the day, after gains on the second, eighth and tenth holes, for an 11 under par winning score, two shots clear of Watson, who also closed with a 66. Joint overnight leaders Rose and Furyk both carded two over par rounds of 72 to finish four shots back on seven under par.
Day 3
August 9: Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Anirban Lahiri shot a third round three-under-par 67 to move up 17 rungs to tied-55th position at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday.
The 28-year-old Indian star fired six birdies against three bogeys  at the Firestone Country Club for a six-over-par 216 total in the US$9.5 million tournament.
Thai veteran Thongchai Jaidee stayed one shot back in tied-58th place after carding a 73 while reigning Order of Merit champion David Lipsky of the United States slips to tied-68th position on 218 following a 72.
China's Liang Wen-chong and Australian Andrew Dodt  shot 75 and 72 respectively to grab a share of 69th position on 220. England's Justin Rose sizzled with a flawless 63 to lead by two shots alongside American veteran Jim Furyk heading into the final round of the tournament.
Day 2
August 8: Thongchai Jaidee shot a one-over-par 71 to move up five rungs to tied 49th position in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Friday.
The three-time Asian Tour number one sank one birdie against two bogeys at the Firestone Country Club for a four-over-par 144 total in the US$9.5 million tournament. American veteran Jim Furyk leads the event on 132 after adding a second straight 66.
China's Liang Wen-chong shot a 73 to slip back to equal 56th position while American David Lipsky, last season's Order of Merit champion, returned a 74 for tied 62nd spot. Australian Andrew Dodt carded a 71 for equal 71st position while India's Anirban Lahiri shot a 72 for joint 72nd place.
Day 1
August 7: Asian Tour members endured a tough opening day at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday. China's Liang Wen-chong and reigning Order of Merit champion David Lipsky were the best placed members in the elite field after battling to two-over-par 72s to trail leader Danny Lee by seven shots.
China's Liang traded two birdies against four bogeys at the Firestone Country Club while Lipsky dropped one double bogey, two bogeys and made two birdies as he and Liang stood at tied 44th position.
Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee battled to a 73, with one double bogey, three bogeys and two birdies while current Order of Merit leader Anirban Lahiri and Australian Andrew Dodt shot disappointing 77s. Lahiri and Thongchai are aiming for strong performances to consolidate their positions in the top-10 of the International team rankings for the Presidents Cup.