Lahiri stumbles in opening round of British Open

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Carnoustie (Scotland), July 19 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri got off to a disastrous start at The 147th British Open with a scorecard of five-over 76 here on Thursday.

Lahiri, bogeyed the fourth and ninth holes as he struggled at the beginning, not being able to find a birdie.

He continued to stumble as he took six shots to clear par-four 10th hole, taking his round to four-under.

After making five part efforts, the Bengaluru golfer made another bogey on the 16th before making two consecutive par efforts to complete the round.

“I didn’t get off a good start. It was only two or three holes in that I started to tidy things up a bit. I missed a lot of shots right. I am disappointed to go birdie-free today. I definitely left a lot of shots out there,” he said.

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“I couldn’t take advantage of the par-fives as well. Generally, I found a lot of bad spots off the tees today, a couple of three putts as well. I struggled a little bit with the speed of the greens. A little bit with my body as well but I think it kind of eased out towards the end of the round.”

–IANS

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