Lahiri zooms to tied 6th, Bhullar tied 11th in Brunei

Updated: Jul 31, 2010, 20:06 PM IST

Bandar Seri Begawan: Anirban Lahiri fired a sizzling five-under 66 to share the sixth place after the penulminate round of Asian tour’s Brunei Open golf tournament here on Saturday.

Compatriot Gaganjeet Bhullar also leapfrogged four place up the rung when he turned in a successive 68 at the Empire Hotel and Country Club here.

Lahiri sank as many as six birdies against a lone bogey to total 10-under 203 to lie two strokes adrift of overnight leader Siddikur (70) of Bangladesh.

The Kolkata golfer had a good start as he picked up birdies at the second, fourth and fifth hole with a lone bogey at the third to make the turn at two-under.

His back nine was a blemish-free journey as he dropped three back-to-back birdies from 14th to 16th hole to end the day on a high.

Overnight 15th, Bhullar also started off well as he blasted successive birdies in the first three holes but a bogey in the eighth hole pulled him back a bit as he made the turn at two-under.

On resumption, the Kapurthala-lad picked shots at 12th and 16th but an 18th hole bogey robbed him off a higher place finish after the third day’s play here.

Among other Indians in fray, Gurki Shergill (70), Himmat Rai (72) and C Muniyappa (78) were tied 24th, 52nd and 79th respectively.