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Lahiri Holds Hefty 54-Hole Lead for First Time

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Through three days, given the international time difference, at the CIMB Classic, Kuala Lumpur has provided several sights to see and some really good golf. As it sits now, Anirban Lahiri, 19-under, holds a four-stroke lead over last year’s winner, Justin Thomas. Lahiri has separated himself from the pack by shooting a 7-under, 65 while just about everyone else near the top of the leaderboard either remained stagnant or was playing catch up.
Lahiri broke onto the playing scene last year and hasn’t really done much to pad his resumé, given this is his first 54-hole lead. If Lahiri can remain on top it would be a fantastic spot to show up Thomas at a course he absolutely dominates, and take home his first win.


With a place so interesting and exotic, you would think that Kuala Lumpur may have more than the eyes can see, and you’d be right. Before teeing off for the third round, a six-foot python slithered out onto a green on the course and gave a couple of people a fright.



The snake was subsequently bagged by four members of the course and released back out into the wild.


Kevin Na notched a hole in one on the par-3 eighth hole from 177 yards out; but currently, at 6-under, Na doesn’t really have any influence on how this event will turn out.

Paul Casey, 9-under, entered the CIMB Classic coming off of four straight fourth-place finishes, but hasn’t found the same amount of success at Kuala Lumpur. Aside from his first round, Casey hasn’t put himself in positions to climb the leaderboard.

Given the time difference, the fourth and final round will tee off sometime during Saturday night.

But until then, I’ll leave you on the lighter side.


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