Success eluded them on the European and the PGA Tour but Indian golfers enjoyed a decent run in Asia with rising talents Rashid Khan and Anirban Lahiri sharing four titles between them even as some seasoned veterans struggled in a mixed year for the sport.
Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri missed out on the title and the Asian Tour Order of Merit trophy, but earned a spot in the prestigious British Open after ending tied sixth with a card of one-over 73 in the final round of the USD one million Thailand Championship.
Australia`s Marcus Fraser battled his way into a one-stroke lead after firing a two-under 70 in the third round of the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship at the Amata Spring Country Club on Saturday.
A win at the Thailand Golf Championships could open a whole new world for Anirban Lahiri and he put himself up in a perfect position to clinch his third title of the season, reaching the second place after the penultimate round of the Asian Tour event here on Saturday.
Anirban Lahiri kept his cool and stayed patient on a difficult scoring day as he battled to a second-round card of one-over-par 73 to stay in contention for the Order of Merit race and also the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship, here on Friday.
Anirban Lahiri of India admits he is running low on gas as he continues to chase Order of Merit leader David Lipsky of the United States at the Thailand Golf Championship which starts here on Thursday.
Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa produced a brilliant fourth and final round to finish tied seventh while compatriot Anirban Lahiri had a difficult outing and had to be content with a tied 15th place at the $750,000 BANK BRI Indonesia Open here Sunday.
Anirban Lahiri gave himself a fair chance to chase Order of Merit leader, David Lipsky as he Indian fired a superb five-under 66 to make amends for his first round 74 at the BANK BRI Indonesia Open on Friday.
Having made a spectacular rise from an obscure 600 in the world rankings to under 200 this year, up and coming young Indian golf professional Rashid Khan is determined to break into the top 100 in the New Year.