Lahiri makes the cut at Northern Trust golf
India’s Anirban Lahiri carded a second successive 2-under 69 to safely make the weekend rounds of The Northern Trust here but the golfer would know that he needs a better showing to progress into next week’s BMW Championship in the FedExCup Playoffs
JERSEY CITY: India's Anirban Lahiri carded a second successive 2-under 69 to safely make the weekend rounds of The Northern Trust here but the golfer would know that he needs a better showing to progress into next week's BMW Championship in the FedExCup Playoffs.
After starting strongly on Friday with three successive birdies on his front nine at the Liberty National Golf Club, the 34-year-old Indian suffered bogeys on 14 and 15 before bouncing back with a birdie at the next hole to conclude his day in tied 36th place.
Lahiri requires at least a top-10 finish this week to have a chance of improving on his 121st ranking and move inside the top-70, which is the cut-off for the second Playoffs event. He is four strokes outside the top-10 presently, and eight behind leader Jon Rahm of Spain.
"To be honest, I'm running a little low on energy and I think it caught up with me towards the end a little bit," said Lahiri, who found 10 fairways and 11 greens during his second round.
"Four or five of the last holes, I missed putts from inside pretty much of 15 feet on all of them except for the last hole. I've been playing really well I think. Played well yesterday morning in the tough conditions and could have shot two or three better, and today's conditions were absolutely ideal and the golf course was right there." IANS