AUGUSTA (USA), April 11: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri was pulled back by a disastrous front-nine but still managed to better his previous best by signing off tied 42nd with a three-over 75 in the final round of the 80th Masters Tournament here.
Lahiri ended with a total of 11-over 299 to finish tied 42nd and better his previous best of T-49 last year.
Lahiri, starting the day at five-over and in tied-38th place, courted disaster on the third with a triple bogey and had further bogeys on fourth and seventh. But he played his last 11 holes superbly with two birdies and rest of them pars to finish with 75.
�The two triples (one each on first and last days) and not being able to score off the par-fives cost me something like 10 shots and that is the difference being in top-10 or somewhere in the 40s. That should explain it all. I played well in patches and that was not enough,� Lahiri said.
Lahiri is planning to take two weeks off and practice with his coach, Vijay Divecha, who arrived over the weekend. � PTI