Indian Golfer Anirban Lahiri failed to regain the Macau Open Title as he was outclassed by Scott Hend of Australia in the final round.
Anirban Lahiri and fellow Indian Chiragh Kumar had the chance to walk away with the title in the final round but Hend proved to be too good. The Australian ended the final round with a five-under 66 which in turn took his score to 20-under 264. Lahiri did manage 66 in the final round whereas Chiragh carded 65 in the final round. The Indians had a final score of 17-under 267.
Lahiri had seven birdies and two bogeys in the last outing when Chiragh had five birdies, an eagle and one bogey.
Apart from the duo, Rashid Khan had a strong finish in the tournament when he was tied for eight with a score of 10-under 274. Gaganjeet Bhullar and SSP Chawrasia finished tied for 17th while Jyoti Randhawa and Abhijit Chadha finished tied for 45th.
Anirban Lahiri gives credit to Hend
After the tournament, Anirban Lahiri gave credit to Hend for coming up with an excellent performance.
“I can’t be disappointed. I played well today barring a couple of really silly mistakes on the back nine, I played really good. All credit to Hendy. He played phenomenal golf. I was telling him that anytime you shoot a bogey free five under when you’re leading by three, you’re not going to get caught very often. He’s earned this win,” Lahiri said.
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