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Akron, Ohio, USA, 06 Aug 2018

Anirban Lahiri fires solid final round 68 to finish a creditable tied sixth at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, it's his third top-10 and second-best finish of the season

Rises 15 spots to 93 in world ranking with second-best Indian finish at a WGC event

India’s Anirban Lahiri (65-70-69-68) fired a solid final round of two-under-68 to finish a creditable tied sixth at eight-under-272 at the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.

American Justin Thomas won the event at 15-under-265.
 
Anirban Lahiri's last round featured two birdies and a bogey each on the front-nine and back-nine and saw him climb five places from his overnight tied 16th.
 
It was Anirban's third top-10 and second-best finish of the current PGA Tour season. His best finish of the season is tied fifth which was achieved at The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges in Korea late last year.
 
Lahiri's result was also the second-best achieved by an Indian at a WGC event following Jeev Milkha Singh's fourth place at the WGC-CA Championship 2009. Anirban's tied sixth was the best result for an Indian at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
 
As a result, Lahiri has once again found his way back into the world's top-100. Anirban's exploits at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which staged its last edition this year, have propelled him 15 spots in the world ranking from 108 to 93. He also climbed 19 places in the FedEx Cup ranking from 102 to 83. 
 
Current Habitat for Humanity Standings leader Shubhankar Sharma of India came up with a fourth round of even-par-70, his best effort of the week, to finish tied 69th at 13-over-293.
 

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