Golf: India's Lahiri defends title after another play-off victory

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Anirban Lahiri of India prevailed in yet another play-off at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) to retain his SAIL-SBI Open title on Saturday.

Lahiri birdied his last regulation hole from 10 feet to tie Rashid Khan at 15-under-par 273 and sank a four-foot birdie on the same hole to clinch his third Asian Tour title, all three coming via playoffs and at the DGC.

Lahiri's love affair with the par-72 course began in 2011 when he triumphed in a three-way playoff to win the Panasonic Open before returning to pip Prom Meesawat of Thailand in the playoff in last year's SAIL-SBI Open.

Khan did not hide his disappointment after falling short of his maiden Asian Tour title despite a final round of six-under-par 66.

Overnight leader Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh was not in control of his shots and went one-over-par 73 to finish four strokes behind.

Local favourite Shiv Kapur was further one shot behind after signing off with a two-under-par 70.

Thailand's Pawin Ingkhapradit and Australian rookie Matthew Stieger ended in tied fifth place.

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