Impressive performance by Anirban in his maiden appearance
Lahiri, who is making his first appearance at the Masters, had to go through a tough time before making it to the Weekend rounds. The 27 year old needed to save par in the closing hole and managed to settle for a three-over-par 75. He is now tied for 50th place with two –over-par 146 and will be entering into the Weekend rounds with a lot of hope.
The Indian started off the opening round on a high but struggled as the day progressed. A few messed up bogeys was the reason for the loss of his rhythm and he pointed this out during the post-match press conference.
“I got off to a terrible start. I didn’t execute my plan at all. Obviously I was not able to focus as well as I would have liked. I think that also kind of happened because I got a few bogeys early on,” Lahiri said.
Proud About the comeback
He however added that he was proud of coming back from the slump and making it into the weekend rounds.
“I think I fought back well, but I just hit so many loose shots. It was disappointing to drop so many shots. But I’m happy that I managed to make it through to the weekend. You want to play well in the majors. But you can’t play well in them if you don’t play four days. So, you know, I’ve given myself that opportunity now. If I have a good weekend I can definitely move up,” he added.
Lahiri, who won twice in the Asian tour back in February, will now have to compete with 54 other players who made the cut along with him.