Kolkata, 29 December: Bangalore-based Anirban Lahiri registered an impressive four-shot victory over his good friend and ‘host’ Rahul Gangjee to take top honours at the Rs 1.35 crore McLeod Russel Tour Championship at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here today.
Bengal lad Lahiri came up with a three-under-69 in the final round of the PGTI’s year-ending championship to end the week with a total of 17-under 271 to clinch his maiden professional title at the RCGC and 13th overall. Gangjee, who is playing host to Lahiri at his Alipore residence during the tournament, finished runner-up at 13-under-275. Abhinav Lohan of Faridabad and Delhi’s Chiragh Kumar finished tied third at 10-under-278 while Jyoti Randhawa was a further shot behind in fifth place.Gaganjeet Bhullar and Chikkarangappa of Bangalore were in tied eighth at six-under-282. Defending champion SSP Chowrasia finished in 17th place with a total score of two-under-286.
Meanwhile, Rashid Khan claimed number one position on the 2013 Rolex Rankings, the PGTI Order of Merit, after finishing sixth at the McLeod Russel Tour Championship at the RCGC today.     pti