"Ormsby leads in Turkey, Lahiri second at ET Q-School"

Sun 16 Nov 2014

"Ormsby leads in Turkey, Lahiri second at ET Q-School"

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Ormsby takes flight in Turkey
November 16: Wade Ormsby of Australia fired a four-under-par 68 to lead by one shot in the weather-disrupted third round of the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday.
The Asian Tour winner’s 12-under-par 204 total was one shot better than Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Marcel Siem at Antalya.
Ormsby's best finish this season is a tie for fifth in Morocco and the 34 year old from Adelaide said, “It feels great to be in this position. It's a great tournament, great field, so to be up around the front is great and to be leading it makes me pretty happy.
“My game is good. I'm hitting it strong, putting good. But I just walked off the ninth green and said to my caddie Richard that I've actually missed a few putts down the front nine. As good a score as I've shot, I still feel like I left a few out there. So I'll just keep trying to do what I'm doing and see how I end up.”
Current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader David Lipsky of the United States, fired a 69 to move into tied 19th position alongside three-time Asian Tour number one Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand who slipped back with a 74.
European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage
Anirban Lahiri  of India Anirban Lahiri of India
November 16: Anirban Lahiri of India got off to a solid start at the European Tour Qualifying School Final stage when he fired a five-under-par 65 on Saturday.
Ranked second on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, Lahiri was bogey-free as he trails the opening day leader Christian Gloet of Denmark by one shot.
With one round down, Lahiri will have to play another 90 holes and stay inside the top-25 and ties to earn an European Tour card.
“I played pretty good, solid from the start. I began well but didn’t quite manage to keep the pace up but I’m happy. I think I struck the ball really well so I’ll be looking to do the same over the next five days.
“The second half of the year in Asia we have a very busy schedule and I am missing events back there so I think that shows how committed I am to being here and getting my European Tour card.
“But I feel really good about my game. I’ve played consistently all year including the starts I did have on The European Tour but it’s now all about getting the job done this week so hopefully I can do that.”
“It doesn’t really add any pressure coming in as the highest ranked guy or a favourite,” Lahiri added. “I’m happy that I have managed to rack up quite a few points this year with a couple of wins and a number of good finishes but when you come into an event like this you know there is a lot to play for, there is a lot at stake, so for me it’s about enjoying my golf over the next few days. Obviously I feel I can play well enough to win this week but at the end of the day, I have to get it done.”
Other Asian Tour members in the running to secure a European card include Andrew Dodt (third) of Australia, Jaako Makitalo of Finland (third), Jason Knutzon of the United States (third), Rikard Karlberg of Sweden (17th) and Baek Seuk-hyun of Korea (17th).
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