Determined Lahiri shoots 69, rises to T-26

Determined Lahiri shoots 69, rises to T-26

 Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri turned in a decent two-under 69 to jump a couple of places for a share of the tied 26th spot after the third round of the Northern Trust Open here.

After enduring some bad breaks on the front-nine, for which he was one-over, Lahiri holed four birdies against one bogey on the return journey for a round of two-under 69.
Lahiri is now five-under 208 and two places better than his overnight position.

Meanwhile, two-time Masters champion, Bubba Watson, who has already won once this season at the Hero World Challenge last December, moved to the top with a four-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead over last year’s runner-up Dustin Johnson (68), Jason Kokrak (70) and Chez Reavie (69).

Lahiri, who has made the cut in two of his previous three starts this season, said, “I felt I played ok in the third round. I just got a few tough breaks on the front nine and the putting was not as sharp as it should have been.

“I am looking forward to putting together 18 solid holes tomorrow for a good finish.”
Gangjee ends ninth

Rahil Gangjee logged his first top-10 finish in an European Tour event in over two years with a fine three-under 68 to end tied-ninth at the inaugural USD 3 million Maybank Championship Malaysia on Sunday.

Fraser curled home a clutch 18-foot par putt on the last green to lift the title by two shots ahead of Soomin Lee of Korea. Tied for second place with Lee was Filipino Miguel Tabuena, who closed with a solid 68.

While Gangjee (68) went to nine-under to finish inside top-10. The other Indian in the fray over the weekend, Gaganjeet Bhullar (72) fell to tied 40th.

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