Lahiri Tied 12th at Boise Open
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Boise (United States), Aug 25 (PTI) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri made a couple of birdies but missed a lot more in the third round to be tied 12th at the Albertsons Boise Open here.

Lahiri, following his two-under 69, is now 11-under 202 for three rounds.

Lahiri, who was tied-seventh in the first event, is sure to secure his PGA Tour card for 2019-20 with a Top-20 finish.

Lahiri birdied the second and the fifth. What was really frustrating for Lahiri was that he managed only pars on two of three Par-5s. In comparison, he birdied two of the three Par-5s and on second day he birdied all three.

He had two bogeys in each of his first two rounds, but none in third. He has had 15 birdies. Lahiri has shot rounds of 68-65-69.

Lahiri first qualified for the PGA Tour 2016 season after coming through the Korn Ferry Tour finals in late 2015, the year he won his last title at the Hero Indian Open.

Norwegian sensation Viktor Hovland carded a 7-under 64 on Saturday to leap to the top of the leaderboard at 15-under through three rounds.

Veteran Rob Oppenheim carded the low round of the tournament with a 10-under 61 to rise to t2 entering the final round. Bronson Burgoon posted a 5-under 66 to equal Oppenheim's three-day total at 14-under 199.

After back-to-back 67s over the first two rounds, Hovland came out with birdies in four of his first five holes to jump into contention. He turned in 4-under 32 before adding birdies at Nos. 12, 15 and 16 to reach 15-under.

Hovland made waves this year on the PGA TOUR with four top-25s in five starts as a professional, including a solo-fourth finish at the Wyndham Championship. He also competed in the Masters Tournament (T32) and the U.S. Open (T12) as an amateur before turning professional. PTI

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