India’s Anirban Lahiri and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand mastered the windy conditions at the Bermuda Championship on Friday, shooting a blemish-free one-under 70 and five-under 66 respectively to charge into contention as both seek a first PGA TOUR victory.
The 31-year-old Kiradech was the only player in the field to keep the bogeys off his card at Port Royal Golf Course which experienced high winds of up to 56kph as he soared into a tied sixth position and three shots back of co-leaders Ryan Armour and Wyndham Clark who lead on 8-under 134. Lahiri also battled gamely for a second round 1-under 70 for a share of 12th position on 138 as he kept himself in the hunt.
Lahiri arrived in Bermuda in good form following a top-10 finish recently at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. He was delighted to produce an under-par round to keep himself in the title chase.
“I’m quite happy with the way I played. It was tough, really tough. It’s been a while since we played in conditions like this, and it takes me back to The Open at St Andrews in 2015. Today the gusts were up but they kept the greens slow enough and it was borderline playable. It was a grind.”