Anirban Lahiri gets off to a solid start in Vegas, fires 6-under 65 to lie tied-10th
Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri started his Shriners Open campaign with a solid 6-under 65 to lie tied-10th at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
Lahiri, who missed the cut last week in his first event of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season, played a super impressive game of golf in the first round of his second start of the season, making five birdies, one eagle, and only one bogey to grab a place inside top-10 after the end of day one.
South-Korean golfer Kang Sung-hoon smashed nine birdies, one eagle and one bogey in his opening day journey to sit atop of the leaderboard with a score of 10-under 61.
Pack of 3 golfers, including 2020 Honda Classic champion Sungjae Im, were two shots off the lead at the tied-2nd position.
Rory Sabbatini, who won the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, also carded a 6-under to share the tied-10th spot along with five others, including Anirban Lahiri.
Some of the big names playing in the event, including Patrick Reed, failed to leave any mark on the first day at the $7,000,000 prize money event.
The 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed even after shooting a decent even-par 71, sitting outside top-100 along with other big stars Harris English, Abraham Ancer and Webb Simpson at tied-111th spot.
Defending champion Martin Laird posted a 4-under 67 to grab a tied-31st place.