Anirban Lahiri wins home Indian Open

2015 02 Lahiri Win


• Anirban Lahiri claims second win in three weeks at Indian Open
• "I'm really happy to have accomplished this," said the 27-year-old
• Invite to the Masters in April now looks a certainty

ANIRBAN LAHIRI

Anirban Lahiri won for the second time in three weeks as he overcame compatriot S.S.P. Chawrasia in a play-off at the Hero Indian Open.


Chawrasia looked to be heading towards a certain victory after the third round, sitting two shots clear of second placed Siddikur Rahman and five ahead of third.

But both players carded five-over par final rounds, leaving Lahiri to tie it up with Chawrasia following a two-under round of 69.

With all the momentum behind Lahiri, who secured his maiden European Tour victory at the Maybank Malaysian Open only three weeks ago, he birdied the first play-off hole to snatch an unlikely victory.
"It’s a childhood dream” - Anirban Lahiri

Speaking to the European Tour website after his win, Lahiri said: “It’s incredible. Starting today I didn’t really think I had a chance.

“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.”

Anirban Lahiri was the highest ranked player in the field heading into the tournament and the win has moved the Indian up to second place in the Race to Dubai leaderboard and up five places to No.34 in the world rankings.

With his recent triumphs on the European Tour circuit, an invite to the Masters in April is now looking to be a near certainty, with the 27-year-old tweeting that his dream of playing at Augusta is well and truly on.

He tweeted:

Lahiri tweet

Marcus Fraser, Joakim Lagergren, Prayad Marksaeng and Milthun Perera finished one shot behind Lahiri and Chawrasia on six-under in a tie for third, while lone Scot in the field, Craig Lee, missed the cut by four shots on six-over par.

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