Rahil Gangjee Attains Best Finish in Seven years, Anirban Lahiri Finishes 6th in Singapore Golf

Updated: 04 May 2014 18:12 IST

Rahil Gangjee (65) totalled 19-under, the best total of his career, and Anirban Lahiri was 17-under. Another Indian SSP Chowrasia (67) was tied 11th at 14-under at the event jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.

Rahil Gangjee Attains Best Finish in Seven years, Anirban Lahiri Finishes 6th in Singapore Golf

Singapore:

Rahil Gangjee birdied his last five holes to produce his best finish since 2007 on Asian Tour as he ended fourth at The Championship at Laguna National here on Sunday.


In-form Anirban Lahiri carded a bogey-free six-under 66 to finish tied sixth, his sixth successive top-10 finish on Asian Tour.

Gangjee (65) totalled 19-under, the best total of his career, and Lahiri was 17-under. Another Indian SSP Chowrasia (67) was tied 11th at 14-under at the event jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.

Jeev Milkha Singh (72) and Chiragh Kumar (74) were tied 64th at three-under 285 each.

It was Gangjee's best finish on Asian Tour since the third place at Hero Indian Open in 2007, though he did finish runner-up at 2012 Gujarat Kensville Challenge on European Challenge Tour in 2012.

He was also second at 2006 Mercuries Taiwan Masters.

For Lahiri, the top-ranked Indian golfer in the world, it was his sixth successive top-10 finish on Asian Tour since Thailand Golf Championships and he has not finished outside top-12 since the Indonesian Open last December.

Meanwhile, up at the top, Chile's Felipe Aguilar blazed home with a birdie-eagle finish to set the clubhouse target of 22-under 266 and it earned him his second European Tour title, six years after he won the first in Indonesia in 2008.

Aguilar, playing in fourth from last group, was two-under for the front nine but on the back nine he was on fire as he birdied six times and then holed his approach shot on the par-4 18th for a stunning eagle and a back-nine total of eight-under 28 and a total of 10-under 62, one ahead of David Lipsky (65) and Anders Hansen (67), who were left at 21-under 267.



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