Quicken Loans National: Lahiri makes the cut

Anirban Lahiri is now T-66 and will hope to do better in the final two rounds.

Lahiri, who had a fine three-under 67 on first day, needed pars on his last three holes to survive and make the cut. (File Picture)   -  AFP

It was not the kind of birthday Anirban Lahiri was looking forward to as he suffered two double bogeys and three other bogeys en route to a four-over 74 in the second round of the Quicken Loans National here.

Lahiri, who had a fine three-under 67 on first day, needed pars on his last three holes to survive and make the cut.

Lahiri did manage to make the cut on the line at one-over 141 in Tied-66 and will now be looking at a strong final two rounds to make it a meaningful week.

Shubhankar makes the cut

India’s Shubhankar Sharma bounced back from a first-round disappointment to make the cut at the HNA Open de France golf, carding a 2-under 69 in the second round.

The 21-year-old, who has won twice in the ongoing European Tour season, totalled 3-over 145 to make the cut which fell at 4-over. On the other hand, S.S.P. Chawrasia (75-74) missed the cut.

Marcus Kinhult had a stunning round of 65 that handed him a two-shot lead. The Swede’s 65 was the lowest round of the week.

Beau Hossler, who was runner-up last week at the Travelers Championship, fired a four-under 66 to get into a share of the lead with Ryan Armour (65) and Brian Gay (64).

Starting the day at three-under, Lahiri celebrated his 31st birthday with a birdie on 10th, his first hole of the day.

A birdie on 14th augured well, before he bogeyed 15th and 16th. He made amends on Par-3 17th with another birdie and turned in 1-under.

But on the second nine, he messed up a bunker shot and then missed a three-footer as he ended with a double on par-3 third.

On the next, the fourth, he missed a 10-footer for par and on sixth, he put his second shot into water. By the time he holed out, he had a second double in a matter of four holes.

Despite the catastrophic run, he did well to ensure pars on last three and make the cut.