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Here's a bit of cheer: Anirban Lahiri voted Asian Tour Golfer of the Year

Sentosa (Singapore): India's Anirban Lahiri has been voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Year by fans in an online poll.

Lahiri reinforced his stature as one of the global game's rising young stars with a spectacular season to remember in 2015.

Anirban Lahiri (in action) pipped Thai golfer Thongchai Jaidee to the award. Twitter  @golfingindian

Anirban Lahiri (in action) pipped Thai golfer Thongchai Jaidee to the award. Twitter @golfingindian

The Indian triumphed at the Maybank Malaysian and Hero Indian Open before going on to finish tied fifth at the PGA Championship last year.

He also became the first Indian to feature at The Presidents Cup and ended the year by winning the Asian Tour Order of Merit title and finishing in 40th place in the world rankings.

"Many thanks to all my fans who voted for me for the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year. Starting out the year, finishing in the world's top-50 and winning the Asian Tour Order of Merit were two of my main goals and I'm delighted to have achieved this target," Lahiri said.

"I look forward to another memorable season in 2016 with the continued support and encouragement from everyone," he added.

Lahiri won the award ahead of Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee, Malaysia's Danny Chia and Philippines' Miguel Tabuena. The quartet were nominated by a selection panel before going
into a voting process.

Thongchai won once in Europe and posted eight other top-10s last year to jump to a career high 28th position in the world while Chia ended his 13-year title drought by winning the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. - PTI


Updated Date: Feb 12, 2016 11:26 AM

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