Lahiri continues to shine, end third

Anirban Lahiri rounded off the season with yet another top-3 finish as the Indian golfer carded a four-under 68 to end third at the $1 million King’s Cup Golf Hua Hin here on Sunday.

Lahiri totaled nine-under 279 and was three shots behind the winner, Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng (66) at 12-under. Swede Rikard Karlberg (67) was second at 11-under 277 at the Black Mountain Golf Club.

Rahil Gangjee (72) had a birdie-birdie finish to be tied 12th at three-under, while SSP Chowrasia (71) was tied 17th at two-under 286 and Jyoti Randhawa (69) was tied 21st at one-under 287.

Speaking about the final round, Lahiri said: “It was a good solid round of golf for me. I had it going early on then I lost it through the middle of the round. I should have made a couple more birdies but I’m really happy with another solid week. Lots of positives that.

“It has been a great season for me to finish on a high. Hopefully I go out and work more on my fitness and game and come back stronger for the new season,” said the 26-year-old Indian.

Bhullar finishes tenth

Meanwhile, in Abu Dhabi, Gaganjeet Bhullar was unable to turn on the magic, which brought him into contention, as he slipped to a three-over 75 on the final day and dropped from second position to tied 10th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Sunday.

Bhullar, starting the day at nine-under and playing in the lead group alongside overnight leader Lee Craig and five-time Major winner Phil Mickelson, crumbled with two bogeys on the front nine and had two more bogeys on back nine with just one birdie for the entire day on par-3 15th.

The star of the day was Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal, who held his nerve on the final green to take the title ahead of Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy.

Shiv Kapur, who had an off-day yesterday with a 75, atoned for it with a great back nine that was his first nine of the final.

Jeev Milkha Singh (72) with four birdies and four bogeys was tied 60th.

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