With the cold and heavy rains pelting down on the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, the two-time Asian Tour winner showed that he can play under all-weather conditions and is the man to watch for this week.
“This is definitely the best round that I had since I started playing here. I’ve come into this event not in the best of form and state of mind before but this year it has been a lot different. I’m very focused and confident,” said Lahiri, who has credited his Vipassna meditation for turning his performances around.
Lahiri’s career has been on the upswing this season, having enjoyed four top-10 finishes including his second Asian Tour win on home soil earlier in the year.
The Indian’s precocious talent did not go unnoticed when he finished tied 31st at the British Open and he is already proving that he can do no wrong with his flawless first round where he marked his card with five birdies.
“I putted really well on the front-nine as I holed everything that I looked at. I did hit a lot of shots off here and there but I’m glad I scrambled well and I’m happy that I didn’t drop a shot,” said Lahiri.
The Omega European Masters which is the first event in Europe to be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour since 2009.
By Indian Sports News Network