Lahiri fighting to stay afloat in Houston Open

Anirban Lahiri. File Pic

Houston, Texas, Nov 13: Anirban Lahiri was fighting hard to stay on in the tournament at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open. After a disappointing first day, when he was even par with 15 pars in a row before dropping two shots, Lahiri had one bogey in 10 holes in the second round when play was suspended due to darkness.

When play stopped Lahiri was 3-over through 28 holes and needed at least two birdies in last eight holes to have a chance of making the cut,

After six pars, Lahiri bogeyed the par-5 sixth and then had another three pars when play ended for the day.

Martin Trainer was leading the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open. Trainer holed a pair of long birdie putts in a bogey-free round at Memorial Park for a 5-under 65 and was one shot ahead of Kevin Tway.

The second round would not be completed until Saturday morning as the tournament tried to catch up from a long weather delay at the start of the tournament.

Though the cut would not be made till the third day, it was clear that four-time major champion Brooks Koepka who would miss for the second straight week. He shot 71-72 to be 3-over as the cut was likely to fall at 1-over.

Trainer, 30,  won the Puerto Rico Open in 2019 as a rookie and has made only nine cuts in 70 starts on the PGA TOUR since then.

Tway had a pair of eagles in his 64. Jason Kokrak was 8 under with seven holes left. Adam Long was another stroke back after a 67.

The day belonged to Scottie Scheffler, who had a 62 and was in the group four shots behind that included fellow Texas Longhorn Kramer Hickok.

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