Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri is ready to establish him self as a genuine title contender when The Championship at laguna National gets underway here Thursday.
Fresh from winning his first Asian Tour title abroad in Indonesia last week , the abroad in Indonesia last week , the 26-year-old is determined to extend his winning run and ain for further glory at the 1.5 million event that is sanctioned by the Asian and European Tour.
With the mental barrier of achieving success away from home home broken, the four- time Asian Tour winner has set his sights higher . ‘’Last week in Indonesia it was a great result for me. I’ve to focus on what needs to be done next. This event is a great opportunity for me to step up to another level in my game and there is still a lot to play for this week,’’ said Lahiri here Wednesday . He is the highest ranked Asian and second highest player after Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger in the field this week.
The World No.67 has given himself a target of finishing inside the world’s top 50 and winning the Asian Tour Order of Merit title by the end of the season.
‘’I think last week’s win has put me closer to the goal but there is still a long way to go. For short-term goal, I hope I can win again this week to get into the top-60 and qualify for the US Open ,’’ stated lahiri.’’My other goal is to contend for the Order of Merit. The win put me in a great position and it’ll be another good opportunity for me to do that as well this week,’’ he added.
The Indian golfer also stated that his target woukd be to win more and more titles abroad.’’Home victory is definitely sweet, but then the more you win away, you are respected by your fellow competitors,’’ stated Lahiri ‘’And for a sportsperson, nothing is more import than respect from his fellow comperitors.’’
sourced from :Odisha Post