Lahiri fires scorching 64

Anirban Lahiri set fire to the course with a dazzling eight-under 64 to grab the lead after the opening round of the PGTI Ahmedabad Masters, a PGTI Super Series event on Wednesday.

The Bangalorean’s round one exploits helped him set the course record at the Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Club which is staging its first ever professional event.
Angad Cheema of Panchkula posted a creditable six-under-66 to lie second on day one of the PGTI’s season-opener for 2014.

Anirban was on a roll from the fifth hole onwards where he sank his first birdie from 10 feet. The 26-year-old went on a birdie-spree picking up strokes on six consecutive holes from the seventh to the 12th.

He landed it within five feet on the eighth and 10th and knocked down 15-footers on the ninth and 11th. Anirban, who recently finished third on the 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit, moved to nine-under for the day after birdies on the 14th and 15th. Lahiri closed with a bogey on the 18th after his tee shot landed in the bunker and rolled into the water.
“It was an unbelievable round. I didn’t expect to fire such a low number,” said Lahiri.

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