Chawrasia at No 4, Lahiri No 5 in Asian Tour Order of Merit

After a good show at the Panasonic Open, SSP Chawrasia moved to the fourth sport on the Asian Tour Order of Merit while compatriot Anirban Lahiri secured the fifth spot.

The Asian Tour heads to the $1 million Resorts World Manila Masters this week, where SSP Chawrasia will defend his title.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Indian golfers SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri are currently ranked fourth and fifth respectively in the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

A big move has not happened for Chawrasia yet, but his excellent performance at the Panasonic Open India has consolidated his position on the OOM and he will be riding on his momentum going into the final weeks of the Asian Tour schedule.

Chawrasia carded a total of 14-under-par 274 at the Delhi Golf Club to finish tied-2nd.

The Indian golfer also took home a prize purse of $20,017. With his total earnings of $360,778, he is fourth on the OOM, ahead of compatriot Anirban Lahiri ($ 320,150) and behind Australia’s Scott Hend ($434,029).

Malaysia’s Gavin Green ($542,536) and United States’ David Lipsky ($461,179) are in first and second respectively on the OOM.

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“It was a good week. I missed out on another win by three shots, but overall I am playing well and that’s a good sign. I am also chasing the Order Of Merit (OOM) title and playing for a place at the EurAsia Cup.

“There are still four more events left on the Asian Tour for me and all I need is one good week in any of these events and I could be up there,” said a confident Chawrasia.

This week, the Asian Tour will be heading to the $1 million Resorts World Manila Masters, where Chawrasia will defend his title.