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Lahiri shoots 73, makes minimize comfortably at Texas Open

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Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri had a modest second spherical of one-over 73 after a powerful begin on the primary day but it surely was sufficient to comfortably make the minimize on the Valero Texas Open.

Lahiri (68, 73), who had a superb second place end at The Gamers  final fortnight, slipped from T-7 to T-27 after the second spherical.

The Indian is now three-under for 36 holes as Ryan Palmer leads at 10-under with Matt Kuchar, Dylan Frittelli, and Kevin Chappell tied for second at eight-under.

Among the many notables lacking the minimize had been Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler Lahiri hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation throughout his second spherical. He started properly with a birdie on the primary as he drove to the left intermediate tough on the 454-yard par-4 first gap. However he chipped in his third for a birdie begin.



Solid finish sees Lahiri card 68, Indian lying seventh in Texas Open

 

On the 602-yard par-5 second gap, Lahiri reached the inexperienced in 3 and had a three-putt after lacking a 6 ft putt he completed with a 3-putt bogey, placing him at even for the spherical. On the 604-yard par-5 eighth, Lahiri drove to 329-yard drive after which chipped his third shot to 2 ft, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the outlet.

This moved Lahiri again to one-under for the spherical. Lahiri gave that achieve again on the 405-yard par-4 eleventh after hitting the inexperienced in 3 and two placing. That meant he was as soon as even par for the spherical.

After a tee shot on the inexperienced on the 183-yard par-3 sixteenth, Lahiri missed a birdie try from 5-feet, taking a par and ended at 1-over.

JJ Spaun, Charles Howell III, Lucas Glover, Brendon Todd, and Gary Woodland are tied for fifth at seven-under.

First-round chief Russell Knox fell to T27 following a second-round four-over 76.

Defending champion Jordan Spieth is at present T47 in bid to develop into the occasion’s first repeat winner since Zach Johnson (2009).

One week earlier than defending his 2021 Masters Match title, Hideki Matsuyama withdrew throughout spherical two with a neck harm. 

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