Rio Olympics 2016: SSP Chawrasia tied 22nd, Anirban Lahiri joint 57th in third round of golf
Rio de Janeiro: Indian golfers SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri were placed tied 22nd and joint 57th after posting two-under 69 and four-over 75 respectively in the third round of the Rio Olympic Games on Saturday.
Chawrasia, who took his three-day total to two-under 211, was looking set for a top-15 finish but two closing bogeys ensured he settles for a 69.
Lahiri's struggle continued and he posted 75 -- his worst score in three rounds. His 54-hole total stands at nine-over 222. The round is yet to be completed with almost half of the 60-man field still on the course.
Chawrasia built on his opening-hole birdie and made birdies on the fifth and sixth before making a bogey on the seventh. He, though, remained unflustered and bagged another birdie on the ninth hole to sit at three-under in the front-nine. In the back-nine, though he got a bogey on the 11th, Chawrasia roared back with birdies on the 13th and 14th.
However, bogeys on the par-three 17th and par-five 18th pulled him down to two-under till the 54 holes as he completed the third with a score of 69.
Lahiri struggled as he got off to a poor start by getting a bogey on the second hole. He fought back to bag a birdie on the next hole but was done in by a double bogey on the par-three fourth hole.
Three more bogeys on the seventh, ninth and 14th was followed by a birdie on the 16th as he settled for a 75.
The 32-year-old four-time major champion said Wednesday he believes seasons featuring multiple titles are going to be increasingly harder to come by, reflecting the depth of talent on the tour.
The tournament, the only one on the world's professional golf tours where men and women tee off in alternate groups on the same course, is usually joint-sanctioned by the men's European Tour and women's LPGA Tour.