Anirban Lahiri records maiden win

2015 02 462966042
• Lahiri becomes fourth Indian to win on European Tour
• "I don't think it's sunk in just yet," said Lahiri
• Marc Warren records third top 15 finish in a row

ANIRBAN LAHIRI

Anirban Lahiri became only the fourth Indian to win on the European Tour with a one-shot victory at the Maybank Malaysian Open.


He followed Arjun Atwal, Jeev Milkha Singh and S.S.P. Chawrasia as victors on the Tour, which was helped significantly by a ten-under round of 62 on Saturday and by recording four birdies in his first five holes on the final day.

The win has seen Anirban Lahiri move up to No.37 from No.73 in the world rankings, with the next highest placed Indian being Rashid Khan who is No.199.

Speaking to the European Tour website after his maiden win, the 27-year-old said: “I don’t think it’s sunk in just yet. But I’m pretty sure when it hits home it’s going to be a really happy moment for me.

“I think I’ve got a habit of making it hard for myself, but I’m happy I got over the line, as ugly as it was towards the end.”

Anirban Lahiri, who has only 1,040 followers on Twitter, also tweeted after his victory, saying:

Anirban Lahiri tweet

Early leader Lee Westwood faded with a three-over par round of 75, finishing in a tie for fifth after winning the competition last year, while Bernd Wiesberger, Alejandro Canizares and Paul Waring also shot over par rounds after being strongly placed heading into the final day.

Afterwards, the 41-year-old Englishman tweeted his congratulations to Anirban Lahiri, saying:

Lee Westwood tweet

Marc Warren continues to lead the Scottish contingent on the European Tour in 2015, coming ninth in Malaysia for his third consecutive top 15 finish.

The 32-year-old was under par in all four of his rounds in Kuala Lumpur, finishing ten-under par with his best being a round of 68 on Sunday.

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