Merit leader Lipsky loses ground at TGC

Sat 13 Dec 2014

Merit leader Lipsky loses ground at TGC

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Chonburi, Thailand, December 13: Order of Merit leader David Lipsky of the United States was kicking himself after shooting a disappointing two-over-par 74 in the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship on Saturday.
The Korean-American was cruising along nicely as he was even par for the day before making a double bogey on the par three 17th hole when he hit his tee shot into the water on the signature island green at the Amata Spring Country Club.
He is currently tied for 21st position on three-over-par 219 which makes things interesting on the Order of Merit race as his closest challenger Anirban Lahiri of India battled to second place at the US$1 million Asian Tour event.
Lipsky holds a US$133,518 advantage over Lahiri on the Order of Merit but if the results remain the same on Sunday, the talented Indian could narrow the gap significantly. The Order of Merit race will then go down the wire in Dubai next week.
“The conditions were not tough but I didn’t take advantage of the easy holes and hit one bad shot on the 17th hole. Other than that, I played okay. It was definitely the most ideal scoring day and I didn’t take advantage of it when I could,” said Lipsky.
Anirban Lahiri of India Anirban Lahiri of India
“I got to play my own game. I can’t control what Anirban does. I just have to go out there and play solid, that’s all I can control,” added the 26-year-old.
Lahiri fired a superb 68, his best round so far this week, to trail the leader Marcus Fraser of Australia by one shot. He was also in contention last year before settling for tied fourth but insists that he is a much improved player this year.
“The last 12 months that has passed since that round, I’ve done a lot of good things and played much better golf. I think I’ve grown in those 12 months. Come tomorrow, it will be an improved Anirban,” said the five-time Asian Tour winner.
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