Anirban Lahiri soared with the help of a fine start as he carded five-under 66 and moved within close distance of a second successive Top-10 finish in the new season as he was Tied-14th after three rounds at the PGA TOUR’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
At 11-under 202, Lahiri was seven shots behind the leader, Gary Woodland (66). Woodland has had rounds of 64-65-66 and is now one shot clear of Pat Perez (62) who moved into reckoning with a superb nine-under 62. Lahiri, who was in contention at the CIMB Classic last month, got off to a flying start with five birdies in first eight holes.
He birdied the second, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth before dropping his first bogey on ninth. After he turned in four-under, he added a birdie on 10th, dropped a bogey on 14th and finally ended with a gain on 17th for a day’s job of 66.
“I have been playing solid and I hope I can have a strong finish on Sunday. I had a few putts that refused to go on the back, so was a little disappointed not to shoot a lower score,” said Lahiri.
“The golf course has a few birdies to offer if you can strike it good. I am happy to put myself in a good position going into Sunday, so I will try my best to make it count,” she added.