Erratic Lahiri signs off tied 10th

Erratic Lahiri signs off tied 10th

A disastrous front nine saw India’s Anirban Lahiri falter in the final round of the Queen’s Cup and lose the chance of making a bid for his first Asian Tour title outside home turf.

Lahiri with a final round of 75 totalled four-under 280 and finished in a tie for 10th place.

Lahiri dropped no less than three bogeys and a double bogey in his five-over 41 for the front nine. Birdies on 15th and 18th just about ensured a top-10 for Lahiri.
Rahil Gangjee also suffered a setback in the final round with five-over 76 that saw him drop to tied 47th.

Meanwhile, Prayad Marksaeng finally tamed the beast of Samui when he landed two eagles as he edged out compatriot Arnond Vongvanij by three shots to win the Queen’s Cup on Saturday.

Having come close with three top-three finishes since the Queen’s Cup made its debut on the Asian Tour in 2009, Prayad by closing with a eagle to win with a final round four-under 67.

Arnond applied the pressure on Prayad by firing two birdies in his last three holes but it was not enough to catch the 47-year-old veteran who signed off with a four-day total of 14-under 270.

Arnond enjoyed his second top-10 finish of the season by carding a three-under 69 to take second place while Japan’s Daisuke Kataoka posted a 68 to secure third place with a 275 total.