Lahiri lies three shots behind leaders

Lahiri lies three shots behind leaders

India's Anirban Lahiri of India in action during the second round of the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Friday. AFP

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri fired an even-par round of 70, but dropped a few places to tied 13th at the midway stage of the Honda Classic at the PGA National here.

Lahiri, whose best finish this season has been tied 10th at the Mayakoba Classic in early November, has missed his last two cuts at the Desert Classic and the Genesis Open.

So, to find his putting form and make the cut in a decent position here on Friday, was indeed a good beginning before the upcoming weekend.

Lahiri is three-under and tied 13th alongside first round leader, Jhonattan Vegas (64-73), while Korean Sungjae Im and American Keith Mitchell are tied for the lead at six-under.

Lucas Glover, who won the US Open exactly 10 years ago in 2009 at Bethpage, is third at five-under and a big crowd that includes Brooks Koepka are fourth at four-under. The bunch includes Freddie Jacobson, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Adam Svensson, Sung Kang, Adam Schenk, Ryan Armour, Wyndham Clark, and Danny Lee.

Kapur shoots 67

India's Shiv Kapur shot a fine five-under 67 to make an upward move that put him in line for a good finish at the 100th New Zealand Open golf tournament at Queenstown.

Among others, S Chikkarangappa (68) moved one place up to tied 25th after being tied with Kapur overnight. The third Indian in fray, Ajeetesh Sandhu shot two-under 70 and is now placed tied 42th.

Australian Zach Murray (70), who began the second day with a five-shot lead, is now 17-under, just a shot ahead of Kiwi Josh Geary (63) at 16-under.

Chikka was very aggressive with seven birdies against three bogeys in his 68.

Diksha makes cut

India's Diksha Dagar displayed her consistency with a second straight round of one-under 70 to make the cut at the ACTWEAGL Canberra Classic on Saturday, reports PTI from Canberra.

With rounds of 70-70, Diksha was two-under at 140, tied 23rd and nine shots behind the leaders, Slovenia's Katja Pogacar (64) and Dutch Anne Van Damm (63), at the Royal Canberra.

The leaders were 11-under and breathing down their neck was Carly Booth of Scotland who shot six-under 65 to be third.

India's other players Vani Kapoor (72-75), Tvesa Malik (76-74), Amandeep Drall (73-78) and Astha Madan (77-76) missed the cut, which fell at one-over and 58 players including one amateur made the cut.


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