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Lahiri moves to tied 26th at Northern Trust Open

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri turned in a decent two-under 69 to jump a couple of places for a share of the tied 26th spot after the third round of the Northern Trust Open here.

After enduring some bad breaks on the front-nine, for which he was one-over, Lahiri holed four birdies against one bogey on the return journey for a round of two-under 69.

Lahiri is now five-under 208 and two places better than his overnight position. Meanwhile, two-time Masters champion, Bubba Watson, who has already won once this season at the Hero World 

Challenge last December, moved to the top with a four-under 67 that gave him a one-shot lead over last year’s runner-up Dustin Johnson (68), Jason Kokrak (70) and Chez Reavie (69).

Lahiri, who has made the cut in two of his previous three starts this season, said, “I felt I played ok in the third round. I just got a few tough breaks on the front nine and the putting was not as sharp as it should have been.” 

“I am looking forward to putting together 18 solid holes tomorrow for a good finish.” On a sunny day Lahiri found almost as many fairways as the second round, but showed good improvement in the approaches getting to 14 of the 18 greens in regulation. 
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