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Shubhankar Sharma, Anirban Lahiri miss cut at PGA C’ships


St Louis (Missouri) : India’s Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma had a disappointing outing at the 100th PGA Championships as both missed cuts after poor show on their respective back nine. Brooks Koepka shot a 30 on the front nine and finished with a 4-under 66, leaving him at 12-under 198 at the 100th PGA Championship.

Koepka, the two-time US Open winner, is in line to become only the fifth player to win the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in the same year. Koepka is two shots clear of second placed Adam Scott of Australia.

The last player to win US Open and the PGA Championship in the same season was Tiger Woods in 2000. Here Woods, following up on his tied 6th at the Open Championships, was lying tied 6th with rounds of 70-66-66 at 8-under and four behind Koepka.

However it was a disappointing day for the Indians at he final Major of the year. Sharma’s woes started from 14th as he missed a six foot putt for a bogey and ended with a double. On the very next hole, he missed a seven footer for par.

He did fight back with a birdie on 16th but he was flirting with danger. He missed an eight footer for par on 17th and then failed to get out of the bunker.

From fairway bunker, he went into greenside bunker and came out with a bogey on 18th and finished with 74 and a total of 3-over 143 to miss the cut.

Earlier, Anirban Lahiri had shot 3-over 73 in second round after a first round 70. Lahiri missed a bunch of easy putts on both days and exited early from the final Major of the year.

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