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Lahiri shoots 71 to be place tied 39 at Phoenix Open

It was another frustrating day for Anirban Lahiri, who once again missed a lot of putts and managed only an even par 71 on the third day of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Saturday. Lahiri, who carded five-under 66 on first day and then to 74 on second, has often given himself chances, but not been able to convert as many he should.

At two-under 211, Lahiri is Tied-39th, down two places from his overnight T-37th and way below his first round position of T-fourth.

Lahiri missed a bunch of putts, about four or so between 10 and 15 feet, but what was even more painful was a six footer birdie putt that went past and a par putt on ninth, that he missed from inside four feet.

Lahiri birdied the third and fifth on the front nine and dropped shots on second, seventh and ninth, while on the back nine, he bogeyed 12th, at which stage he was two-over for the day, but birdies on 13th and the famed par-3 16th saw him get back to par for the round.

Even while not being able to find many fairways off the tee, he has done well with the irons to get to the green or close to it. But then the putter has not done its job after the first day. 

Lahiri playing his first full season on the PGA Tour, was T-28th at Career Builder Challenge and missed the cut at Farmers Insurance. Korean-born Kiwi, Danny Lee took the lead Saturday in front of the largest crowd in golf history, with an estimated 201,003 fans filling Stadium Course. 
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