Round 3: Open Championship
July 21 2012
Anirban Lahiri was in between clubs again on the ninth hole again.
“[Friday] I hit wedge instead of 9-iron and found a greenside trap and made bogey,” he said.
Saturday, Lahiri, a native of India, clubbed up, hit 9-iron and made a hole-in-one. It was the fourth ace of his career.
“When it goes in, everybody goes wild, I go wild, it was fantastic,” said Lahiri, who shot 70 and is even par through three rounds. “You’re just looking around, you don’t know how to express yourself, and then you see your dad jumping up out there blowing you kisses. These moments don’t come every day.”
After the hole-in-one, Lahiri gave the ball to his dad.
“I don’t think anybody can take that away from him,” he joked. “Member’s bounce, exactly. It takes the cake. You come out here and you just want to play your best. You and want to put up a good performance for yourself, for your country. And so far I think I’ve done justice to that, and I’m really happy about that.”