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Day 1: Lahiri tied 7th, Sharma tied 63rd as Poulter leads at World Golf Championship

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Posted by Admin 06 Aug 2018

A piece of history was recently created when for the first time two Indians Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma featured in the same World Golf Championships (WGC).

 

 

Anirban Lahiri at WGC

 

 

                          Anirban Lahiri has broken his own record of the best round by an Indian

 

 

 

On Day 1, Anirban Lahiri hit 8 of 14 fairways and 12 of 18 greens in regulation and had a great day on the green leaving no misses on putts within 10 feet. Lahiri finished his day tied for 7th at 5 under.

 

 

Shubhankar Sharma hit 13 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, finishing at 2 over for the tournament. Sharma finished his day tied for 63rd at 2 over.

 

 

After a 264-yard drive on the 399-yard par-4 first, Sharma chipped his third shot to 9 feet, which he rolled for two-putt bogey on the hole. This moved Sharma to 1 over for the round.

 

 

 

Shubhankar Sharma

 

 

                                                              Shubhankar Sharma is in great form 

 

 

After a tee shot at the green on the 200-yard par-3 fifth, Sharma missed a birdie attempt from 8-feet taking a par. This left Sharma to 1 over for the round.

 

On the 482-yard par-4 eighth hole, Sharma reached the green in 2 and sunk an 18-foot putt for birdie. This moved Sharma to even for the round. After a 297-yard drive on the 494-yard par-4 ninth, Sharma chipped his fourth shot to 6 feet, which he rolled for one-putt bogey on the hole. This moved Sharma to 1 over for the round.

 

 

The Numero Uno Ian Poulter  

 

 

Ian Poulter dominated the leaderboard

 

 

 

England's Ian Poulter finished a shot short of the course record with an eight-under 62 on the opening day of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Poulter, 42, sunk eight birdies to take the first-round lead at Firestone, a shot ahead of American pair Rickie Fowler and Kyle Stanley.

 

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is tied seventh on five under in Akron, Ohio.

 

Tiger Woods, playing for the first time since The Open, started his bid for a ninth title with an opening 66. The 42-year-old American made five birdies on the way to his lowest score in the first round of a PGA Tour event since August 2015

 

 

The Sizzling Lahiri

 

 

On the 526-yard par-5 second hole, Anirban Lahiri reached the green in 3 and sunk a 30-inch putt for birdie. This moved Anirban Lahiri to 1 under for the round. At the 200-yard par-3 fifth, Lahiri hit a tee shot 183 yards at the green, setting himself up for the 6-foot putt for birdie. This moved Lahiri to 2 under for the round.

 

 

At the 219-yard par-3 seventh, Lahiri hit a tee shot 200 yards at the green, setting himself up for the 8-foot putt for birdie. This moved Lahiri to 3 under for the round. After a drive to the left intermediate rough on the 494-yard par-4 ninth hole, Lahiri chipped in his third, carding a birdie for the hole. This moved Lahiri to 4 under for the round.

 

Lahiri got a bogey on the 410-yard par-4 10th, getting on the green in 4 and one putting, moving Lahiri to 3 under for the round.

 

On the par-par-4 13th, Lahiri's 187-yard approach to 12 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Lahiri to 4 under for the round. After a drive to the left side of the fairway on the 667-yard par-5 16th hole, Lahiri hit an approach shot from 93 yards to 6 feet, setting himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Lahiri to 5 under for the round.

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