Lahiri happy with consistency after 2nd-place finish

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 20:20

New Delhi: After making his third runner-up finish this season at the Hero Indian Open here on Sunday, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri said he was happy with his "consistency" but would want to end the year with a win and target an European Tour card and world top 100 next season.

"It was a mixed bag year for me. This is my third second place finish and I am happy with my consistency. I was hoping to do well in joint-sanctioned events and get to the European Tour. But I could not do that, so that is one of the aims next year," Anirban said.

"I did well in Asian Tour events. I won once and was second a few times. I would have liked to win the Order of Merit, but that would be pretty difficult now and I would have to win every event from here and that is unlikely. But I would want to make the year a great one by winning a title. I also want to break into the top 100," he added.

Anirban could manage a two-under 70 in the final round today to finish just one stroke away from winner Mohammad Siddikur with a total of 13-under 275.

"It was a lot like yesterday (third round) -? lot of good golf shots followed by lot of careless shots. I think I had a lot of birdies but I dropped a lot of shots too. Like two doubles yesterday. Today, I dropped three. On the back, I was one-over over the last eight holes. My caddie was telling it has never happened to me on back nine on last day," he said.

However, Anirban said he was happy with his overall record.

"I am very proud of my Hero Indian Open record. I was third some time back and last year I was fifth and now second. On the Asian Tour, I have won once and this is my third second place this year.

"I have been putting myself in contention and giving myself a chance. So, I must be doing something right. The DGC is like St Andrews of Indian golf. All the history is here."

PTI

First Published: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 20:20

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