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Lahiri 50th after third round, Spieth leads pack in Augusta

Lahiri 50th after third round, Spieth leads pack in Augusta
Star Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded two-over 74 to take the 50th position after the third round, while overnight leader Jordan Smith scored two-under 70 for a four-stroke advantage over Justin Rose in the Masters Tournament here on Saturday. World No.34 Lahiri, who had two-over 146 as total after the first two rounds, scored a double-bogey on the par-four seventh hole and had a bogey on the par-four 11th.

The 27-year-old birdied the par-three 12th hole to minimise the damage at the Augusta National Golf Club.

In the opening round on Thursday, Lahiri had scored one-under 71 to share the 18th position with 12 other golfers, while he dropped to tied 50th after scoring three-over 75 in the second round.

Going in to the final round, Lahiri, current Asian Tour No.1, has a three day total of four-over 220.

Meanwhile, overnight leader Jordan Spieth scored 70 to push his total to 16-under 200 after 54 holes. That broke the Masters record of 201 set by Raymond Floyd in 1976 and matched by Tiger Woods in 1997. Both Floyd and Woods went on to win the next day.

Spieth carded his worst round in three day. He got birdies on the second, sixth, ninth, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th holes. But his good work was wasted due to a double-bogey on the par-four 17th along with bogeys on the fourth, seventh and 14th. 



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