Anirban Lahiri shoots six-under, lies sixth at halfway stage in Korn Ferry Tour finals

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri inched closer to securing his PGA tour card after carding a superb six-under 65 in the second round of the Albertsons Boise Open, which is second of the three-event Korn Ferry Tour finals.

Anirban Lahiri is now nine-under and tied sixth in the second of the three-event Korn Ferry Tour finals. A top 20 finish this week will almost confirm Lahiri his PGA tour card for 2019-20.   -  Getty Images

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri inched closer to securing his PGA tour card after carding a superb six-under 65 in the second round of the Albertsons Boise Open, which is second of the three-event Korn Ferry Tour finals.

Lahiri is now nine-under and tied sixth in the second of the three-event Korn Ferry Tour finals. A top 20 finish this week will almost confirm Lahiri his PGA tour card for 2019-20.

The top-25 in terms of cumulative money from these three events -- Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, Albertsons Boise Open and Korn Ferry Tour Championship -- will join the top-25 of the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour. These 50 players will earn cards for the 2019-20 PGA Tour.

Lahiri started with three birdies in a row and turned in four-under in the front nine.

On the back nine, he was three-under and for a total of seven-under for the day but a bogey on 18 pulled him back slightly. Still at sixth and three behind leader, Lahiri has a chance to end his title drought since 2015 Hero Indian Open.

Lahiri is three shots behind the leader Ryan Brehm, who shot eight-under 63 to move to 12-under and take a one shot lead over Charlie Saxon.

Shubhankar Sharma missed the cut for second successive week and would need to finish in Top 3 in final event to salvage any hopes of getting a PGA card.

Brehm, a 33-year-old from Michigan, started on the 10th hole and carded eight birdies during a bogey-free round, including six straight from Nos. 15-2.

Brehm hit 16 of 18 greens in regulation on Friday. He finished 13th in The 25 during the Regular Season, earning a return to the PGA TOUR.

Also coming close to his PGA Tour card was Justin Harding, who shot eight-under 63 in the second round after an even par 71 in first.

At eight-under, he is T-10 alongside rookie Viktor Hovland (67-67).

Gangjee is Tied 48th in Japan

Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee lied Tied-48th after carding 71 in the third round of the Segasammy Cup on Japan Tour Saturday.

Earlier, Gangjee had shot 72 and 70 in the first two rounds and is now at three-under 213.

Ryo Ishikawa, who is looking for his second Japan Tour win on the trot — he won the Japan PGA before the six-week break in the Tour schedule — added 67 to his first two rounds of 67-66 to get to 16-under.

Mikumu Horikawa jumped up to tied second with a magnificent seven-under third round. He is now three shots behind the leader Ryo Ishikawa.

Horikawa is tied with Chan Kim, who shot 64 after 70-69 on first two days.