Turkish Open: SSP Chowrasia, Anirban Lahiri finish T-47 and T-69
Anirban Lahiri (left) and SSP Chowrasia (Image credit: Getty Images)
Mumbai: SSP Chowrasia (69) was one under 212 and tied 54th, whereas Anirban Lahiri was (74) was three over 216 and tied 69th after the third round of Turkish Airlines Open.
Chowrasia fired four birdies against two bogeys to aggregate three-under 281, while for Lahiri it was the best round of the week as he blasted five birdies against a lone bogey to take his tally to par-284.
However, the two patches of good scoring has been the front nine on first day, and the four-hole stretch on back nine last evening.
A 10th tee starter, Chowrasia picked up a birdie at the 12th against a bogey at the 17th to be even-par at the turn. Another bogey at the 3rd meant he was one-over but the Indian produced a hat-trick of birdies in the last three holes to make amends.
Playing his back nine first, Lahiri too was even-par after picking up a stroke at the 15th and then giving it away at the 18th hole. However, he birdied the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 9th holes to end the week on a high.
Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen scored 69 in the final round to lay claim to the crown after beating Englishman David Horsey (65) and China’s Li Haotong (65) by three shots.
The Dane started the second day at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort with a six-shot lead and while that was cut to four at one point, a late birdie burst meant he signed for a 68 and was in total control at 18 under.
Olesen is searching for a fourth European Tour win and a third in as many seasons after his victories at the ISPS HANDA Perth International and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
That 2015 victory in Scotland came after he had made just five cuts in 18 events and a win in Antalya would be another slump-buster of sorts after making just three of his last 12.
There was then a group of five players at 11 under with David Horsey, Li Haotong, David Lipsky, Matteo Manassero and Bernd Wiesberger all searching for a low one on Sunday.