PGA TOUR Release, 25 November 2018: Anirban Lahiri and Gaganjeet Bhullar made a second straight 70 to secure a top ten finish in the World Cup of Golf. Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry played their way into the history books as Belgium savoured a historic first victory at the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf at The Metropolitan Golf Club on Sunday.
India finish T10 on the back of some good golf by Anirban Lahiri and Gaganjeet Bhullar
Team India of Anirban Lahiri and Gaganjeet Bhullar nailed five birdies against three bogeys for their closing round of 70.
- They hold a combined total of 16 victories on the Asian Tour, which includes three co-sanctioned wins on the European Tour.
- Lahiri, now a regular player on the PGA Tour, is a two-time International team member of the Presidents Cup. He is also the Asian Tour Order of Merit champion in 2015.
- Lahiri, 31, and Bhullar, 30, have represented India together in numerous team competitions since their amateur days. They featured in the Eisenhower Cup, Nomura Cup and Asian Games, delivering a team silver in 2006, before venturing almost at the same time into the play-for-pay ranks where they also represented Team Asia in the inaugural EurAsia Cup in 2013.
- Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa’s ninth-place finish in Portugal in 2005 remains India’s best result in the prestigious event.
Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind)
Anirban’s our star man today, he was full of energy. I mean, I was, too, I thought so, but he woke me up on the sixth hole and I think before that I was kind of lazy, a lot of lazy swings. But thanks to Anirban, he was the one who was helping the scores.
Other than that, I think pretty disappointed with our finish although things started to get better on the back nine. I had a few good shots and Anirban, of course, holed a lot of good putts.
It was just towards the end there that we were expecting a few more birdies. I mean, it happens in this kind of format, it’s not easy.
Anirban Lahiri (Ind)
If I were to sum it up, it’s been a bad weekend. I think we played really well Thursday, Friday without a doubt, a lot of positives there. Yesterday really was the day that both of us played quite poorly, and yesterday was the day that we kind of got ourselves out of contention. The effort was there.
Today we both came out and we wanted to go low. The golf course is set up for scoring, quite different from Friday. But sometimes in foursomes, you know, if you’re not both on top of your A?game, you’re not going to shoot those really low scores.
I think we both really enjoyed ourselves. We gelled together really well. We were talking about it, it’s been maybe four or five years since the Eurasia Cup that we teamed last time, so it was a good reunion. I think we enjoyed ourselves.
Definitely feel like we let it get away from us on the weekend. We should have at least been in there with an outside chance today and we weren’t, so that’s where the disappointment is.
I’m going to go home for a couple of weeks and I’ll play the Indonesian Masters. I’m looking forward to, you know, coming back and playing on the Asian Tour. It’s been a long time. That will be my last event of the year.