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Lahiri the Home Hero at Indian Open

Second European Tour title just two weeks after his maiden victory

Anirban Lahiri beat compatriot S S P Chawrasia in a play-off to claim an emotional home triumph at the Hero Indian Open and a second European Tour title just two weeks after his maiden victory.

Lahiri, who won the Malaysian Open a fortnight ago, began the final round seven shots off the lead but a closing 69 was enough to force extra holes as overnight leader Chawrasia stumbled to a 76.

The home pair returned to the par five 18th for the play-off and with Chawrasia unable to make par after hooking his tee shot into the trees, Lahiri holed from ten feet for birdie.

Sweden’s Joakim Lagergren,
Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng, Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera and Australian Marcus Fraser all finished on six under, with
Perera the only player to birdie the par five 18th.

Marksaeng three-putted from long range for par on the last, while Fraser held the outright lead on nine under par after 12 holes, only to double bogey the 13th and drop another shot on the 16th.

Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman began the day two off the lead on ten and briefly led after five straight pars at the start of his round, but a ragged inward 39 cost him a shot at the title.

“It’s incredible – starting today I didn’t really think I had a chance,” said Lahiri. 

“It was one of the toughest days ever that I’ve played golf at Delhi Golf Club and I’m really happy to have accomplished this: it’s a childhood dream.

“I was just trying to play well and give myself a chance on the back nine. There were about eight of us who could have pulled through so I feel really lucky and fortunate, and really happy.”

Lahiri, the highest-ranked player in the field, had made a perfect start in windy conditions at the narrow tree-lined course with a birdie from 15 feet at the first and a tap-in at the next following a splendid approach.

Victory moves Lahiri to second on The Race to Dubai and cements his place in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking, with a Masters Tournament invite in April now looking certain.


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