Lahiri finishes at creditable Tied-6th

Lahiri finishes at creditable Tied-6th

Anirban Lahiri brought up his best ever show in WGC-Bridgestone at Tied-6th. AFP

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri produced his best-ever finish at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational as he signed off tied sixth after carding a two-under 68 in the final round here.

Playing his first WGC event since the 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Lahiri registered his first ever Top-10 in a WGC event and it put him in the right frame for next week’s PGA Championships, where he was T-5th in 2015.

Other Indian in the fray, Shubhankar Sharma shot his best round of the week at even par 70 and finished 69th at 13-over.

Justin Thomas never let anyone closer than two shots and turned in a one-under 69 to win his third PGA Tour title this season as the final WGC at Firestone lacked drama on Sunday.

Thomas thus becomes the fifth and youngest player to win a FedExCup, major championship and World Golf Championships.

Tiger Woods, an eight-time winner at Firestone, tried to go out with a bang but shot 73 to finish 15 shots behind.

Best Major finish by Aditi 

A flawless four-under 68 helped Aditi Ashok record her best ever finish in a Major as she ended her campaign at Tied-22nd in the Ricoh Women’s British Open in Lytham and St Annes (England). 

The 20-year-old Indian finally found some rhythm in her game this week as she produced a bogey free round that included a hat-trick of birdies from sixth to eighth and a fourth one on 16th.

Her earlier rounds were 72, 72 and 73 and she totalled three-under 285.

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