Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri seemed headed for a fine and flawless outing before a late double bogey blotted his first round card in the Kings Cup at Hua Hin on Friday.
Lahiri, starting on the 10th, was five-under through 15 holes before dropping a double bogey on the seventh, his 16th hole of the day.His round of 69 placed him tied eighth and four-behind joint leaders Prom Meesawat of Thailand and Swede Rikard Karlberg. Jyoti Randhawa and SSP Chowrasia shot two-under 70 each to be tied 17th, while Rahil Gangjee, who had five different outcomes on five successive holes from 10th to 14th, shot 71 to be tied 31st.
Gangjee shot birdie-par-double bogey-eagle and bogey in succession from 10th to 14th. Digvijay Singh (72) was 42nd, while Chiragh Kumar, Sujjan Singh and Abhinav Lohan carded 75 each to be 86th and Himmat Rai shot 77 to be tied 122nd. "(I am) obviously disappointed to finish the way I did but I think I played really well. I probably only missed two shots all day - on number seven where I hit the ball in the wrong spot. Otherwise it would have been a flawless round," Lahiri said.