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first_imgGoing into the final round would give Chawrasia a sense Going into the final round would give Chawrasia a sense of deja vu as he had a similar two-stroke cushion ahead of Bangladeshs Siddikur Rahman last year with Anirban a good seven strokes behind. But fortunes fluctuated on the final day as Chawrasia sunk with a 76 and Anriban forced a play-off after carding 69 and eventually won the title with a birdie. “Honestly, the Hero Indian Open is a very important tournament for me and for sure I want to win it because I have finished second over here four times,” Chawrasia said. “My next goal is to play in the Olympics, so if I manage to win over here, I will make it to the team,” he signed off. Despite bringing a blemish-free 68, his best card of the week, Lahiri was frustrated to miss chances in the back nine. “It was a good round but I am disappointed with my back nine. It was frustrating that I could not get as many birdies as I would have wanted. A lot of chances went abegging. I didnt putt too well, missed 10 to 20 feet putts at least 6 or 7. I missed a green but I am happy that I didnt drop a shot today,” he said. “The front nine is faster than the back nine as in the afternoon the grass grows and it doesnt roll as much. I could have shot a couple of shots better but I have put myself with a chance. Lets see how it goes tomorrow. Traditionally, leaders dont hit high scores on the final day. “If the wind is down and it is dead calm tomorrow then it will be difficult to shot say nine under or catch the leader. I dont expect the leader to go back, I cant control how others play or how the weather behaves, I know that I have to putt better to make a dent tomorrow,” Lahiri added. PTI ATK CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more