Anirban Lahiri slips to tied 44th after second round of Palmetto Championship

Anirban Lahiri slips to tied 44th after second round of Palmetto Championship

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri squandered early momentum in the second round, registering a dull two-over 73 to slip to tied 44th at the Palmetto tournament on Friday.

Lahiri, who started his campaign with a modest two-under 69, and was tied 31st after the first day, dropped to tied 44th as he managed only a 73 on the second day at the star-studded event.

The 33-year-old made four birdies and six bogeys in his second round at the $7,300,000 prize money event.

The other Indian in the field, Arjun Atwal, withdrew during the second round of the tournament. He was nine-over-thru nine holes and 10-over total when he called it a day. In his 240 tournament appearances, this is his fourth mid-tournament withdrawal and the first since the Sanderson Farmers in 2013.

Chesson Hadley
Chesson Hadley

Chesson Hadley grabbed the surprising two-shot lead after carding a solid 65 at the Palmetto tournament on Friday.

Hadley, who had missed five straight cuts entering the Palmetto Championship, is now leading the tournament at the halfway stage with a total of 11-under par.

The top-ranked golfer in the world, Dustin Johnson, was tied for the lead with Hadley through 17 holes, made a double-bogey on the 18th and finished his second round at 3-under 68 to grab solo second position.

The Pre-tournament favourite Brooks Koepka, who hadn't played since his runner-up finish at the PGA, struggled for a second straight round and missed the cut by two strokes after carding a disappointing 73 on day two.

Posted on: 2021 Jun 12 Sat
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