Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12 Oct 2017

Lahiri makes a promising start with a 67 at CIMB Classic

Placed tied eighth

India’s Anirban Lahiri opened with a five-under-67 to stay in the mix at the CIMB Classic on Thursday.
Lahiri is bunched in tied eighth place together with Thailand’s Phachara Khongwatmai, American Brendan Steele, Davis Love III, Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello and Korea’s Sung Kang at the US$7 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGA Tour.
They are three shots behind Australian leader, Cameron Smith at the TPC Kuala Lumpur.
While disappointed with his first round efforts which he put down to his putting, Lahiri is hopeful of closing the gap when the second round commences.

Anirban said, “It is a good score and good start. A little disappointed though, as I didn't have a very good back-nine. Obviously got off to a red hot start and then couldn't capitalize on the relatively scoring part of the golf course. Guilty of missing a lot of putts from around eight to 12 feet, didn't really make anything in the last nine holes, had at least six of them.”
Interestingly, Lahiri had held a four-shot lead heading into the final round of the 2016 CIMB Classic, a tournament record, before eventually finishing tied-third.
SSP Chawrasia, the other Indian in the field, was tied 44th after a first round of even-par-72.
Source: Asian Tour

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