Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri gave himself a good shot at another top-10 finish with a steady two-under 69 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Lahiri’s 69 helped him move from T-11 to T-9 as the second day’s action was suspended early because of darkness.
The Indian started on the back nine and was even par with two birdies and two bogeys and turned in even par. On the second nine, he birdied the third and the closing ninth for 2-under 69.
Lahiri has had three top-10s in his last four starts. He was T-9 at BMW, T-10 at CIMB Classic and T-5 at CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, but he was T-51 at last week’s Shriner’s Hospital Open.
Patton Kizzire, the 18-hole leader after a 62, overcame the wind and the rain and a double bogey on his 10th hole during his 1-under 70 and finished 36 holes at 10-under 132 to be the clubhouse leader.
However, Patrick Rodgers was atop the leaderboard at -11 but he had three more holes to play when darkness forced stoppage of play. Rodgers ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and was 7-under through 15 holes and 11-under for the tournament. He had taken his tee shot on the par-5 seventh hole. He is the only player in the field without a bogey.
Rickie Fowler, playing for the first time since the Presidents Cup, was at 10-under with three holes left. Brian Gay and Brandon Harkins, the 31-year-old rookie, were at 9-under 133. Martin Piller was at 8-under and still had nine holes to play.
Defending champion Pat Perez followed an opening round 67 with a 3-over 74 to sit 1-under and right around the cut line when play was suspended.