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Good start helps Lahiri rise to 14 in Mexico

 Agencies |  2016-11-14 23:35:46.0  |  Playa del Carmen (Mexico)

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. 

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