Potomac: Anirban Lahiri bounced back from a disappointing second round with a very strong 5-under that saw him rise from the cut line at T-66 to T-25 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National.
Six birdies, three of them from over 16 feet, against one bogey, saw Lahiri card 65 and rise to 4-under 206 and give him a chance to register another good finish this week.
Lahiri, who seemed to be having trouble on the greens has been much better last two weeks, though the second nine of the second round this week was an aberration with two doubles.
Francesco Molinari (65) and Abraham Ancer (62) were in shared lead at 13-under, while Tiger Woods ran off four straight birdies and finished the front nine with seven consecutive one-putt greens. But after a 3-under front nine, he was one-over for the back nine.
Bhullar finishes 2nd
Gaganjeet Bhullar could not get his ‘A’ game going, while Jazz Janewattananond could do little wrong as the latter ran away with a streak of five birdies at the start of the back nine to win the Queens Cup presented by Bangchak on Sunday.
Bhullar and Jazz began the Tied for first at 15-under and both turned in 1-over. Both birdied the 10th, and then the situation changed as Jazz birdied the next four also while Bhullar just could not find the same touch.
Aditi falls to 68th
Aditi Ashok had one of her roughest days as a professional golfer, as she went 9-over 81 in the third round of KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Saturday. Lying T-21 at the midway stage of the year’s third Major for women, Aditi dropped to T-68 after 54 holes.
It was Aditi’s worst round of the year and the first time she shot in the 80s this season. At the top So Yeon Ryu rolled in a 15-footer on the 18th hole to take a three-stroke lead into the final round.