India’s Anirban Lahiri produced a superb front nine en route to a steady final round to finish tied- sixth at the Dean & Deluca Invitational in Fortworth and register his first top- 10 position of the 2016 PGA Tour.
The 28-year-old (above)
, whose sole top-10
this year came in the European/Asian Tour event, the Hero Indian Open, where he finished second, shot 68 in the final round in Texas to finish with a nine- under 271 total at Colonial Country Club.
Lahiri’s rounds this week were 65-70-68-68.
He also moved to 88th on the FedEx Cup table .
At the top, Jordan Spie- th (65) fired six birdies on the back nine to grab the title, his first in his home state. He ended on 17-un-
der, three clear of Harris English (68).
Lahiri had three birdies and no bogeys in his front nine, and added two more on 10 and 11.
Unfortunately, one bad swing on 15th, which saw Lahiri go into the water with the second shot, forced him to take a pen- alty. He was then faced with a 15-footer
for a bo- gey but missed that and ended with a double.
“I played well all day, except for that bad swing on 15th,” admitted Lahiri. “The first 11 holes were great. Five birdies gave me an outside chance. My game is definitely turning a corner. I am feeling good. Hopefully, I can build on this.”