Northern Trust Championships: Lahiri makes cut

Lahiri picked up three birdies against as many bogeys - including one at the 18th hole - to lie at Tied 67th, slipping seven places from the first round.

Lahiri had a fine start with three birdies in four holes between fourth and seventh, but could not build on it.   -  AFP

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri made the cut on the line after producing a second successive 71 in the second round of the Northern Trust Championships, the first event on the FedExCup play-offs.

Lahiri picked up three birdies against as many bogeys - including one at the 18th hole - to lie at Tied 67th, slipping seven places from the first round.

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Lahiri had a fine start with three birdies in four holes between fourth and seventh, but could not build on it. Lahiri hit 10 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens in regulation.

Lahiri began very well with birdies on third and fourth. On the 444-yard par-4 fourth hole, Lahiri reached the green in two and holed from 20 feet for birdie.

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On the next hole, the par-4 fifth, Lahiri’s 153-yard approach to eight feet set him up for the second birdie, which he duly holed. But he gave away one shot on the sixth, as he failed to two-putt from around 50 feet.

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The action continued on the 486-yard par-4 seventh hole, where Lahiri had a 206-yard approach shot and he hit it to eight feet for a third birdie in four holes and he was back to two-under for the round.

However, before the run, Lahiri bogeyed the par-4 ninth after going into the right round and getting to the green in three and two-putting.

On the back nine, he parred all the way from 10th to 17th, before giving a shot on the 470-yard par-4 18th.