Akron (the US): Anirban Lahiri produced his best-ever finish at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament which concluded here Sunday as he signed off tied sixth after carding a two-under 68 in the final round here. This was his first ever top 10 finish in a WGC event and put him in the right frame for next week’s PGA Championships, where he was tied fifth in 2015. The other Indian in fray, Shubhankar Sharma shot his best round of the week at even par 70 and finished 69th at 13-over.
Justin Thomas never let anyone closer than two shots and turned in a one-under 69 to win his third PGA Tour title this season as the final WGC at Firestone lacked drama. Tiger Woods, an eight-time winner at Firestone, tried to go out with a bang but shot 73 to finish 15 shots behind.
Lahiri finished with a total score of eight-under 272 and it helped him move up to No. 82nd on standings. “It wasn’t easy, as the wind was pumping on the front nine,” said Lahiri. “I was pretty happy as I hit solid, but did not putt consistently the whole week. I could have done more damage to the leaders. But even then I am happy with my game. It is in good shape.”
Aditi’s best show
Lytham & St Annes (England): A flawless round of four-under 68 helped Aditi Ashok record her best-ever finish in a women’s Major as she ended her campaign at Tied 22nd in the Ricoh Women’s British Open golf tournament here, Sunday. She produced a bogey free round that included a hat-trick of birdies from sixth to eighth and a fourth one on 16th. She finished with a score of three-under 285. Aditi’s previous best at a Major was T-29 at the 2017 Women’s PGA Championships. England’s Georgia Hall carded a final round five-under 67 to win the title.