Recap of Indian Sports News for August 21

August 21 Indian Sports Highlights: Lahiri Takes Third Place in Newcastle Golf Event

Here’s a roundup of significant updates and outcomes from Indian sports on August 21.

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri showcased his skills with a commendable 3-under 68 in the final round, securing a third-place finish at the International Series event in England. Despite his impressive performance, Lahiri didn’t capitalize on as many birdies as he deserved, concluding at 8-under 276. He secured the third spot, trailing winner Andy Ogletree (64) at 15-under and Ian Poulter (64) at 9-under 275.

Among other Indian participants, Ajeetesh Sandhu (71-72-71-72) claimed the T-31 position, Gaganjeet Bhullar (76-67-75-76) at 10-over 294 was placed T-65, and Jyoti Randhawa (74-71-81-74) stood at T-74.

Lahiri has demonstrated consistent performance in recent events. Prior to this, he achieved second or T-2 positions thrice and T-12 once in his last five starts.

Lahiri expressed his satisfaction, stating, “I think that was probably the top-three ball-striking rounds of the year for me… I drove it phenomenally.”

Ogletree’s dominant victory in the Asian Tour’s USD 2 million International Series England event further solidified his standing as he triumphed with a resounding 16-under tournament total. This marks Ogletree’s third compelling International Series win, contributing to his lead on both the Asian Tour and International Series Order of Merits. He secured a prize of USD 360,000.

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