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Anirban Lahiri to face Kirk in Singles at Presidents Cup

Incheon: Anirban Lahiri will go up against Chris Kirk of the US in the Singles match on the final day of the Presidents Cup, which hangs in delicate balance at 9 ½ to 8 ½ for the Americans, who have lost only once in previous 10 editions.

Anirban Lahiri looks at his bunker shot on the 11th hole of fourball matches at the Presidents Cup in Incheon on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Anirban Lahiri looks at his bunker shot on the 11th hole of fourball matches at the Presidents Cup in Incheon on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Lahiri, ranked 39th in the world, is 12 places behind Kirk, who has won once on the PGA Tour this season at the Colonial, while Lahiri has won twice this season in events co-sanctioned by European and Asian Tours at Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open.

Kirk, who failed to make the Tour Championships this year, has four wins on PGA Tour, the first coming in 2011, after two wins on Web.Com Tour in 2010.

Lahiri, who has only just made the PGA card for 2016, has seven Asian Tour titles of which two have been co-sanctioned with Europe.

The much-awaited Jordan Spieth – Jason Day clash will not happen as the World No. 1 meets Marc Leishman and Day takes on Zach Johnson. Local hero Sangmoon Bae will take on Bill Haas in the final singles at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club.

Draw for Singles matches (US first)
Match 19: Reed v Oosthuizen
Match 20: Fowler v Scott
Match 21: D Johnson v Lee
Match 22: Holmes v Matsuyama
Match 23: B Watson v Thongchai Jaidee
Match 24: Walker v Bowditch
Match 25: Mickelson v Schwartzel
Match 26: Kirk v Lahiri
Match 27: Spieth v Leishman
Match 28: Z Johnson v Day
Match 29: Kuchar v Grace
Match 30: Haas v Sangmoon Bae

Results: Session 3: Foursomes (Winners named first)
Match 11: Oosthuizen/ Grace (Int;l) bt Reed/ Fowler (US), 3 & 2
Match 12: Scott/ Leishman (Int'l) Halve with Watson/ Holmes (US)
Match 13: Bae/ Matsuyama (Int'l) Halve with Haas/ Kuchar (US)
Match 14: D Johnson/ Spieth (US) bt Day/ Schwartzel (Int'l) 1-up

Results: Session 4: Fourballs: (winners named first)
Match 15: Oosthuizen/ Grace (Int'l) bt Holmes/ Bubba Watson (US) 1-up
Match 16: Mickelson/ Z Johnson (US) bt Scott/ Lahiri 3&2
Match 17: Bae/ Matsyuama (Int'l) bt Walker/ Kirk 6&5
Match 18: Reed/ Spieth (US) bt Day/ Schwartzel (Int'l) 3&2

Day 1: US 4 Internationals 1
Day 2: Internationals 3 ½ US 1 ½
Day 3 (Session 1): Internationals 2 US 2
Day 3 (Session 2): Internationals 2 US 2

Total after 3 days: US 9 ½ - US 8 ½

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