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Since Anirban Lahiri becomes the first Indian to qualify for US open, more and more players are in the news. This week saw Anirban Lahiri reaching the second position at the halfway stage of the Hotel Fitness Championships, the first of the four Webcom Tour Finals in Fort  Wayne USA on 12th September 2015. India’s Himmat Rai held the 13th position after the third round of the Thongchal Jaidee Foundation golf Tournament in Hua Hin. However, our other stalwarts like Jeev Milka Singh and Shiv Kapur failed to move past halfway through in KLM Open in Zanovooort.

Lahiri shot 7 under 65 to rise to the second position. He was 10-under 134 one behind the leader Jamie Lovenmark (67-66). Lahiri made a ton of putts on the front nine, after a long time. Lahiri hit only 50% of 14 fairways and found 11 greens in regulation, but his put was the key to getting him his second position. He needed 32 puts in the opening round and 22 in the second. After the opening birdie, Lahiri was on fire as he rolled in four more on the trot from 12th to 15th to five under through the first five of six holes. He continued the momentum into the second nine with some fine putting that included some good par saves. Having been 5 under (after6) his efforts in that nine saved him.

Himmat Rai in Hua Hin scored five under 67 to take 13th position in Thongchal Jaidee Foundation Golf tournament on Saturday.  He carded 72and 69 in the4 first 2 rounds and has a score of 208-12 strokes at the end of the third day. He scored birdies on the first, 2nd, seventh, eighth, 14th 16th and 17th holes.

In Zandvoort KLM Open, the Indians cut short their progress half way through only. Jeev Milkha Having faltered at the very end with a bogey on his closing hole. He shot a fair 67 on the4 first day but carded two-over 72 to be under 139 for 36 holes. Shiv Kapur on the other hand 71 on the first day and added two under 68 on the second day, which could not save him.

 

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