Sunday 22 February 2015 Round-4: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri clinched the Hero Indian open after a thrilling fight at the play-off with overnight leader SSP Chowrasia on a pulsating day at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club here today. With overnight leader Chowrasia returning with five-over 76, Lahiri, who was seven strokes behind after the third round, carded two-under 69 in regulation to go into the play-off after a roller-coaster day which saw fortunes fluctuating too often. In the play-off, Lahiri, the top-ranked golfer in the field, didn’t put a foot wrong as he fired a birdie in the 18th hole after Chowrasia failed to recover from a disappointing tee shot. Overnight leader Chowrasia stumbled on a bogey and double bogey to allow Siddikur Rahman, who was behind the Indian by two strokes to lead the course after four holes early in the day. Lahiri, meanwhile, turned on the heat and blasted birdies at the first, second and fifth to total nine-under, same as Chowrasia, after five holes. Lahiri found himself just two strokes behind after the front nine. The difference further reduced when Chowrasia dropped a bogey at the 12th but he picked up a birdie at the 15th hole. It was the 16th hole which changed the complexion of the match as Chowrasia and Lahiri found themselves at seven-under. The duo then parred to next two holes to go into the play-off.

Saturday 21 February 2015 Round-3: Saturday saw tussle between Indian Golfer SSP Chowrasia and defending champion Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh. At the end of the day 3 SSP lead by just 2  shots as compared to one shot lead on day 2 with a score of 201 (65,67,69). Siddikur Rahman was on 203 (65, 68, 70). The other contenders were Marcos Fraser 206 (69, 70, 67), joint fourth 207 Daniel Chopra (70, 72, 65) and Marksaeng (68, 70, 67) and joint fifth position at 208 held by P Peterson (69, 68, 71) and Anirban Lahiri (73, 65, 70). Chowrasia and Siddikur started the day one shot apart and both birdies the first and SSP added second on the next taking a 2 shot lead. Thereafter both matched each other at every whole till the 15th tee. There was this awry shot on the 8th hole which seemed heading into the dense undergrowth but miraculously bounced of a tree branch to land back on the fairway for par. This was sheer luck for Chowrasia. At the last 4 holes Siddikur double birdied and Chowrasia dropped his shot of the week after 52 holes. Siddikur made up one more reducing the gap to 2 shots.

Friday 20 February 2015 Round-2: it was a stupendous effort on the part of SSP Chowrasia who shot 65 and 67 without a single bogey on Delhi Golf Club course on day 2 of Indian open golf tournament. He was looking confident and trying to get back to European Tour. The day ended with SSP Chowrasia leading at 132 (65, 67), followed by Siddikur Rahman at 133 (65, 68), joint third at 136 by Chapchal Nirat ( 65, 71) and Joakin Langeren (65, 71),joint fourth at 137 by Paul Peterson (69,68) and Richard McEvoy ( 70,67) and joint fifth at 38 by Pryad Makrsaeng and Indian Anirban lahiri (73,65).

Thursday 19 February 2015 Round-1: The opening day of the Hero Indian Open was a short game for SSP Chowrasia, taking him to lead with a score of 65. He was in joint lead with Richard T lee, Chachpal Nirat, Siddikur Rahman and Joakim Lagergrren. Mithun Perera and Kalem Richardson were joint with 67 shots followed by Thanyakon Khorngpha, Scott Barr, Danny Chia, Prayad Marksaengm Lionel Weber, Mikko Korhonen and Jazz Janewattananond with 68.  There were 8 more contenders with 69 shots .

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