Indian golfing ace Anirban Lahiri was at the 51st position in the Augusta Golf Masters tournament after carding a two-over 74 in the third round of play.
Birdie in the 12th hole to reduce early damage for Anirban Lahiri
Anirban Lahiri who had a two-over 146 after the second round, scored a double bogey on the par-four 7th hole. Lahiri further went five-over after bogeying the par-four 11th hole too. However, he reduced the damage by birdying the par-three 12th hole.
Heading in to the final round, the current Asian Tour No.1 Anirban Lahiri has carded a four-over 220.
The 27-year-old had a promising start in the opening round on Thursday scoring a one-under 71 to be placed 18th. He dropped to 50th after he went three-over par in the second round.
Speith continues his merry run
American Jordan Speith extended his stay at the top of the leader board with a 16-under 200 but his lead was significantly reduced because of some late-flops on the last 17th hole. Englishman Justin Rose who produced a late flourish, bagging five birdies in the last six holes to be placed five shots behind at 205.
Speith had an incredible run in the first two rounds to put up amazingly low numbers of eight-under 64 and six-under 66. His 14-under 130 is the lowest 36-hole total in the Golf Masters bettering the previous mark set by Raymond Floyd in 1976. He also equaled the lowest total after two rounds in any Major.
Even as Jordan Spieth looks to hold off challengers for one more day, the performance of Anirban Lahiri is commendable and a good sign for Indian golf.