Source: Asian Tour
India’s Anirban Lahiri romped to a four-shot lead at the CIMB Classic on Saturday, firing a brilliant seven-under-par 65 in the third round to set himself up for a maiden PGA Tour title.
The reigning Asian Tour number one enjoyed another birdie binge with nine on the card against a double bogey at TPC Kuala Lumpur to lead from defending champion Justin Thomas of the United States and Scotsman Russell Knox, who shot a 71 and 68 respectively in the US$7 million tournament sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGA Tour.
Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama battled to a 69 to share of fourth place with Americans James Hahn (69) and Derek Fathauer (68) while the day’s low round belonged to current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Scott Hend of Australia, who sizzled with a 63 to move up to joint 17th position.
Two back at the start of the day, the 29-year-old Lahiri was delighted he finished the day with four birdies over his last five holes as he erased the disappointment of dropping shots late in his opening two rounds Read More>>