Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri won the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year award on Friday after topping the charts in an online poll. Lahiri had a season to remember in 2015, winning the Maybank Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open before going on to finish tied- fifth at the PGA Championship.
The 28-year old also became the first Indian to feature at The Presidents Cup and ended the year by winning the Asian Tour Order of Merit title and finishing in 40th place in the world rankings.
“Many thanks to all my fans who voted for me for the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year. Starting out the year, finishing in the world’s top-50 and winning the Asian Tour Order of Merit were two of my main goals and I’m delighted to have achieved this target.
“I look forward to another memorable season in 2016 with the continued support and encouragement from everyone,” said Lahiri in a media release on the asiantour.hiltongolf.com.
Lahiri won the online poll ahead of Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee, Malaysia’s Danny Chia and Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena. The quartet
The Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year award is given to the top playing professionals in the Asian Tour and is voted by the fans. Lahiri had also won the inaugural monthly award in September before claiming the year-ender prize.