India’s Anirban Lahiri has been voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Year by fans in an online poll. The Indian triumphed at the May bank Malaysian and Hero Indian Open before going on to finish tied fifth at the PGA Championship last year.
He 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. As part of Hilton Worldwide’s newest partnership with the region’s premier Tour, the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month award aims to recognize outstanding efforts of Asian Tour members both at home and abroad.
Lahiri said on this achievement “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,” he added.