New Delhi, 05-05-2014

Lahiri moves up to 65 in world rankings

Anirban Lahiri moved up two places from 67 to 65 in the Official World Golf Rankings released on Monday. Anirban, achieved his career-high on Monday after an impressive tied sixth finish at The Championship in Singapore, an event co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour. The Bangalore-based professional also continued to be the leader on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

Lahiri’s win at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters two weeks back had propelled him from 102 to 67 in the world rankings. The 26-year-old now has four top-10s from four starts in the 2014 Asian Tour season. He had also registered a tied eighth finish at the SAIL-SBI Open and a tied 10th at the Maybank Malaysian Open prior to his win in Indonesia.

The four-time Asian Tour winner is in with a chance of playing the US Open this year if he can get to the top 60 in the world rankings by June 9. If he remains inside the top 100 till July 27, he can also compete in the PGA Championship.

At present, Shiv Kapur at 161 is next best ranked Indian in the world after Lahiri.

Besides Anirban, there are currently three other Indians in the top-10 of the Asian Tour Order of Merit. Rahil Gangjee’s fourth place at The Championship ensured he moved up to fourth on the Order of Merit. SSP Chowrasia is seventh in the money list at the moment while Rashid Khan is eighth.

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