Anirban Lahiri delivers season-best tied sixth at Dean & Deluca Invitational; moves up one place to 55 in world ranking

ANIRBAN LAHIRI KHON KAEN 281114 002Fort Worth, Texas: India’s Anirban Lahiri delivered his best finish of the ongoing PGA Tour season with a tied sixth result at the Dean & Deluca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday.

Lahiri, the reigning Asia No. 1 and a rookie on the PGA Tour, closed the tournament with a two-under-68 in the final round to total nine-under-271 for the week at the Colonial Golf Club.

The 28-year-old Indian, who had shot scores of 65, 70 and 68 in the previous three rounds, gained three places from his overnight tied ninth position on the final day. It was his first top-10 of the 2016 PGA Tour season.

Anirban finished eight shots behind champion Jordan Spieth of the United States.

Lahiri was on a run during the first half of his round as he made five birdies till the 11th thanks to his magnificent ball-striking and two conversions from 10 feet. However, he slipped with a bogey and a double-bogey thereafter.

Anirban, runner-up at the Indian Open earlier this year, made double-bogey on the par-4 15th after finding the water hazard with his second shot.

Lahiri, who was just two shots off the lead after the 11th hole, has now moved up 13 places to 88th position in the FedEx Cup rankings of the PGA Tour. He also moved up one place in the world ranking to 55.

The finish in Texas bettered his previous best in the current PGA Tour season which was tied 21st at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

It was also Anirban’s first top-10 in the United States since his tied fifth finish at the 2015 PGA Championship.