NEW DELHI, Sept 8: Ace golfer Anirban Lahiri added another feather to his cap by becoming the first Indian to qualify for the prestigious President�s Cup. Lahiri, World No. 40, came through as one of the automatic qualifications for the International Team, which will take on United States in the�biennial Presidents Cup in Korea.
In the International Team standings, the deadline for which ended on Monday, Lahiri finished seventh to make the team.
Also becoming the first from his country to make the team was Thailand�s Thongchai Jaidee, who was ninth.
Expressing his elation at the qualification, Lahiri, winner of Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open, said, �I can�t describe the feeling because growing up, you look up to events like the Ryder Cup and feel terrible about it as you can�t be a part of something like that. But thankfully, we have the Presidents Cup for us to aim for and it is an achievement to make the team. At one stage, Lahiri had fell out of the Top-10, but his fifth place finish at the PGA Championships hauled him back into the zone. � PTI