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Shubhankar Sharma, Anirban Lahiri to team up for India

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 21, 2018, 2:05 am IST
Updated : Sep 21, 2018, 2:05 am IST

The ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf will feature two-man teams from the top 28 nations based on the Official World Golf Ranking.

Shubhankar Sharma
 Shubhankar Sharma

New Delhi: India will be represented by Shubhankar Sharma and Anirban Lahiri at this year’s World Cup of Golf slated to be held at The Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne from November 21 to 25.

The ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf will feature two-man teams from the top 28 nations based on the Official World Golf Ranking.

The 59th edition of the event will see the 56-player field vie for the $7 million prize money on offer. India had qualified for the event on the basis of the world rankings on September 4.

The 22-year-old Shubhankar Sharma, India’s highest ranked golfer at 107, committed for the event and thus became one of the first 28 players to be named by tournament officials on September 14.

Shubhankar, who enjoyed great success on the European Tour this season courtesy two wins, will be making his debut at the prestigious event.

Sharma, also the current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, has picked 31-year-old PGA Tour regular Anirban Lahiri as his partner for the World Cup.

Lahiri, currently the second-highest ranked Indian in the world at 110, will be making his second appearance at the event.

Anirban, a two-time European Tour winner and a former Asia No. 1, had last played the World Cup in 2013 when he partnered Gaganjeet Bhullar. Lahiri has had a decent season on the  PGA Tour with four top-10 finishes.

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