Dean & Deluca Invitational: Lahiri tied second

Lahiri, one of the early starters from the tenth tee, is sharing the second spot with Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson.

Anriban Lahiri made good use of the conditions.   -  AP

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri shot a fantastic five-under 65 in the opening round to grab a share of the second spot, just one stroke behind leader Bryce Molder in the Dean & Deluca Invitational at the Colonial.

Lahiri holed a lot of putts and made good use of conditions despite play being halted for an hour and a half because of threat of lightning after he had played just three holes.

Lahiri, one of the early starters from the tenth tee, is sharing the second spot with Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson.

Lahiri had seven birdies and two bogeys. Starting on the 10th, he birdied 11th from nine feet, the 14th from 20 feet and the 18th from six feet. But he also three-putted from 26 feet on 15th and from 22 feet on 17th, which included a four-footer miss for par.

On the second nine, the front side of the course, Lahiri missed a four-footer for birdie on first, but then putted well. His steady play saw him navigate the stretch between third and fifth holes, called the “Horrible Horseshoe” with three straight pars. It was his fine iron play on the last few holes that stood out and served him well, hitting it close.