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Lahiri shoots 72, lies T-69th at RBC Heritage

Press Trust of India  |  Hilton Head (US) 

returned to action after three weeks but was unable to make any significant impression as he carded one-over 72 in the first round of the on the

Lahiri, who was unable to get into for the second year, had one birdie and two bogeys, all in the first five holes, before he went through 13 straight pars at the Par-71 Harbour Town Links.

The 30-year-old Indian, who has slipped to 86th in World Rankings, is lying Tied-69th and will need to shoot a steady second round to stay on for the weekend.

Meanwhile, stole the show with a 7-under 64 in the opening round. The six-time winner played through and went bogey-free for a two-shot lead. He was not sure he was hundred per cent in the morning and unsure whether he was going to play or not.

John Huh, Billy Horschel, Chesson Hadley and 2014 RBC champion all shot 66 and are just two shots back.

Sabbatini has only missed the FedExCup Playoffs once, in 2016, since the FedExCup era began in 2007. He showed glimpses of his former self with a T5 at Championship last month and a T17 at Classic before that.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 15:00 IST